The Power of Irish Prayer

  Gary Mc Parland Photograph: The magnificent Proleek Portal Tomb Co. Louth The Power of Irish Prayer ‘If you don’t have faith, you have nothing.’ My daddy’s motto was ingrained in my mind for the twenty-four years I spent with him. He died too young aged fifty-three....

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The Irish Cure

The Irish Cure A Gift of healing Growing up in Ireland if you have an ailment, illness or disease of any kind, it was and continues to be normal practice to make a phone call to find out who had the cure before going to a doctor and sure enough someone not too far...

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Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law Murphy's Law  A rule that states, “If something can go wrong, it will.” An addition to this law reads, “and usually at the worst time.” The identity of “Murphy” is unknown. When you grow up in Ireland you will have heard many a line about the verities of...

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Great father’s day gifts

Father’s Day 2018 – 17th June Father's day originated in the USA over 100 years ago and on the third Sunday of June.  The exact origins are disputed This year father’s day is on Sunday 17th June 2018 Great father’s day gifts Finding that special and unique...

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Bluebells and the Faeries

Photograph by: Gary Mc Parland Bluebells and the Faeries The photographs in this article were taken in Aughamoria woods near Warrenpoint, a ten-minute drive from my home. I feel very grateful to live beside this magical wood and to have the opportunity to...

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Irish Dancing – Innova Dance Company

Irish Dancing - Innova Dance Company Throughout Ireland and across the world, Irish dancing continues to be a very important part of the heritage and culture of this tiny Island of Ireland. More than a hobby, Irish dancing is a devotion, requiring a commitment of time...

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Ireland’s Own

"I believe the first test of truly great man is in his humility."  John Ruskin  Ireland's own magazine is featured in Irish words of wisdom gift book because of Sean Nolan. Sean is the Editor of the amazing Ireland’s Own magazine based in Wexford town. A very modest...

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Irish Trees

Photograph with kind permission from Martina Aubrechtova via pixabay Irish Trees “The Spiritual minded man, he looks at an acorn and sees a forest.” Joseph Murphy I have dedicated a page in Irish words of wisdom to trees and included Celtic Commemorations...

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Brendan Grace Comedian

Brendan Grace “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” An Irish Proverb The importance of Laughter Laughter truly is the best medicine when it comes to keeping us feeling physically, mentally and emotionally young as we age....

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Spirit Store Dundalk

  Spirit Store Dundalk The Spirit Store Dundalk is truly a unique and special cultural venue, first and foremost the Spirit Store is a bar located on the Quayside in Dundalk, County Louth.  With a great view of the Cooley Peninsula and the daily comings and goings of...

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