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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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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