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

Do You See Yourself as Irish?

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Irish landscape

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. It’s a lovely Autumnal morning – a great colour in the trees, the birds are singing again and a there’s crispness in the air on either side of the day. I do hope you are keeping well wherever you are today. I’m sticking to the […]

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Religion in Ireland – A Methodical Approach

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Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland on a lovely sunny Sunday morning here in Cork. The weather has taken a turn for the better, the north winds have turned around and we might even get out for a last sea swim of the year today. How’s the weather where you […]

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Meitheamh – Mid-Summer in Ireland

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Céad Míle Fáilte from County Cork – and here we are at mid-summer in Ireland. We are just past the longest day of the year here in Ireland and last night didn’t seem to happen at all as it stayed bright enough until about 11.00pm. I’m sitting here with a cup of Barry’s tea in my hand […]

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Saint Patricks Day: Looking into Saint Patrick’s Mirror

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We’re getting ready for Saint Patricks Day in these parts – here is one of our Letters from Ireland from last year (you can sign up for your very own Letter from Ireland here): Céad Míle Failte from County Cork—and I hope you are keeping well on a lovely mild Sunday morning here in the […]

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An Irish Christmas

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What is an Irish Christmas? I think that it’s an occasion that stands for the same things in many parts of the world. But, back to our own Irish Christmas. It’s really feeling like Christmas around here at the moment! People are smiling more and starting to connect again with old friends and family members […]

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