Irish Recipes From Food Ireland

Originally posted on homethoughtsfromabroad626:

Food Ireland is located in NY and sells lots and lots of Irish products.  You can order online and have it delivered to your door.   If you are looking for Irish bangers (sausages) or rashers (bacon), they have them and a great deal more.  Everything from Barry’s and Bewley’s teas to shamrock pot holders.   However, the reason I am putting up this link to a link is for their very extensive recipe section.  If there is an Irish recipe you are looking for, you can search through their file.  Have a look at:

Irish Recipes From Food Ireland.

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Originally posted on SERENDIPITY:

We surprised everyone — except ourselves — when we announced our plans to honeymoon in Ireland. “Neither of you is Irish,” they said, foreheads wrinkled. I’m not sure why everyone here and there assumes the only reason to go to Ireland is to look for “roots.” While we were there, we were often asked why we’d come and on hearing neither of us is Irish, would get looks of puzzlement. Then, they’d look again and ask “Are you sure?”

Somewhere in Ireland Somewhere in Ireland

It was a great place for Americans. There’s strain between the Irish and English for longstanding historical reasons, but they have nothing but smiles for Americans. From Dublin to Sligo, Shannon, Galway, Cashel and all the lovely towns in between, people were friendly and welcoming. When they learned we were honeymooners, we were treated to rounds of drinks and offered the best accommodations. Avoiding big hotels, we stayed in…

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Irish Mythology | Saint Patrick

Originally posted on aliisaacstoryteller:

St_Patricks_Day A typical sight on St Patricks Day.

Saint Patrick has been gatecrashing quite a lot of my posts on Irish mythology recently, so I thought I’d give the poor man a page of his own!

He’s most famous for being Ireland’s patron saint, and is celebrated around the world, even by non Irish people, on the date of his death, March 17th, known as St  Patrick’s Day, which is also an occasion for celebrating Irishness in general.

Although accepted as being active during the latter half of the C5th, his birth and death cannot be dated. Some records claim he came to Ireland in 432AD, and that he died in 462AD, others that he died in 492AD. The Annals weren’t compiled until the mid C6th, and combine stories seen as both historical and mythological, and unfortunately, as such, they cannot be relied upon for accuracy.

Patrick himself wrote two letters…

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MEGALITHIC ENTRANCE STONE – Newgrange, County Meath, Ireland

Originally posted on homethoughtsfromabroad626:

003aI took this photo in the early 1990’s at Newgrange in County Meath, Ireland.  Newgrange is a megalithic burial tomb which aligns twice a year with te summer and winter solstices.  This was probably the burial chamber of a king or high ranking person in the community.  The most astonishing thing is that the stones were brought from miles away, probably on the river and then to this hill.   This is the entrance, and you have to bend over in several places to get to the main chamber.  Once inside, they re-enact the solstice so you are able to see the sun as it appears down the center of the entry to the chamber.   For more information on this fascinating place, check out Newgrange.

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