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...

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 Kilkenny,...

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. Humor is the...

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...

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 dark days to...