Carrickdale Hotel authentic Irish hospitality

I can truly say that working for the Mc Parland brothers in the Carrickdale Hotel was one of the best job experiences I have ever had. In the late 1980’s and at the height of the troubles,  the Carrickdale Hotel was a place where locals could escape the...

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It’s my Time – Angel Lady

It’s My Time My husband bought me a book for my birthday years ago.  Angels watching over me, written by;  Jacky Newcomb.   When I opened the book to the first page, there it was, a poem; It’s my Time. As I read the words from the poem, “It’s my time,” over and over,...

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Patrick Kavanagh

Patrick Kavanagh was born in 1904 in the village of Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan. He was the forth son of 10 children his father was a cobbler and farmer. He left school at the age of 13 to work with father as a shoe maker and farmer.

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Why Toberona River (Tobar Eonain) is in the book

Why Toberona (Tobar Eonain) River is in the book Ireland’s Rivers, A hidden treasure... As children my sisters, cousins and I spent every summer sitting for hours on Toberona Bridge (an ancient Ford), we went fly fishing with our uncle, swimming,...

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Maureen O’Hara

There is no doubt that Maureen O’Hara represented all that is good about Irish women. A strong, courageous and intelligent woman, you cannot live and grow up in Ireland without being influenced by the beautiful Irish redhead Maureen O’Hara. This fiercely passionate...

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There is no ‘I’ in Team, In-house publications

In-house publications, (L-R)Kyle Quinn (Graphic Designer), Graham Brown (Owner) and Allan McCauley (Senior Graphic Designer). When I decided to finally take the plunge and compile Irish words of wisdom gift book and with little to no experience of the publication...

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