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A Letter from Ireland:
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Category Archives for Irish Culture & Customs

Castles and cows – it must be Ireland!

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Specifically County Clare – evern more specifically the Dysert O’Dea tower house near enough to Ennis.

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Like to run an Irish Castle for a Day?

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Would you like to run an Irish Castle for a day? Sound exciting? But we’re not just talking about a castle – also the large family estate of lands that surround it.

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The Parting Glass

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Have you heard to old song “The Parting Glass”? An old Irish and Scottish emigrant song – I remember the late Liam Clancy always singing at the end of his concerts. It was the song of forced emigration – sad and melancholy, but very powerful. This photo (which I’ve shown before) of Carina going down […]

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Hore Abbey

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Hore Abbey – near Cashel in County Tipperary. Sometimes places and names have nothing to do with each other …. We visited the Rock of Cashel today in County Tipperary. Have you been there? While we were there we took this picture of nearby “Hore/Hoare” Abbey” – a 13th century Cistercian abbey – nice, isn’t […]

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