"Busy Streets of Cork," courtesy of Donncha Ó Caoimh

Celebrating Irish Blogs and Bloggers on Saint Patrick’s Day

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona Duit! Join us as we delight in Irish blogs and bloggers in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona Duit! And, if you don’t speak Irish, Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! March 17th is a public holiday in Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Montserrat that commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Today, we’re showcasing Irish blogs and bloggers as a way to join in the fun.

No celebration is complete without food

If we’re celebrating, we’ve got to have good food. Foodies will enjoy One Man’s Meat, where Irish blogger Conor Bofin shares his carefully photographed recipes, well-seasoned with humor. We especially enjoyed his recipe for an English classic, toad in the hole, and this amazing hot smoked duck with orange marmalade.

Hot Smoked Duck with Orange Marmalade, by Conor Bofin.

Hot Smoked Duck with Orange Marmalade, by Conor Bofin.

Ireland in photos

Kildare-based photographer Edward Mooney showcases his work over at EdMooneyPhotography. His photo essay on Donadea Castle captures the beautiful ruins in black and white.

Old Photos of Cork is a gorgeous collection of historical photos taken in and around Cork, curated by our own Donncha Ó Caoimh, an Automattician living in Blarney, County Cork, Ireland. We especially loved this photograph — perhaps the last known photo of the RMS Titanic — seen here leaving Cork Harbour.

What may be the very last photograph of the Titanic leaving Cork Harbour Via.

What may be the very last photograph of the Titanic leaving Cork Harbour. Via.

Interested in a little more Irish history? History buffs, culture wonks, and design and type aficionados will enjoy the scenery at Vintage Irish Book Covers, a site curated by Dublin-based graphic designer Niall McCormack.

Celebrating Irish culture

We loved the self-deprecation in the tagline of author Robert O’Byrne‘s site The Irish Aesthete: “This is not an oxymoron.” Lose yourself (as we did!) in his collection of Irish history and architecture.

Looking for a bit more Irish inspiration? Coders will enjoy County Mayo-based Eoin Gallagher‘s Magp.ie, a shiny collection of PHP and JavaScript code discoveries — complete with sample code, of course. Music lovers will get a get a kick out of 7 billion people all alive at once, a site dedicated to Irish musical artists. Longform enthusiasts should check out Ewan MacKenna’s site on WordPress.com, where the celebrated Irish journalist collects his previously published work. Into Irish history? Have a listen to The Irish History Podcast.

Éirinn go Brách! (Ireland forever!)

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  1. janeybgood

    I…er…contributed nothing but in my defence *startles you all with majestic jig*

    Liked by 1 person

  2. phoenixparklife

    Maith thú. (Well done). Lovely round-up and some great suggestions here.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. wildninja

    Glad you featured Ed Mooney’s blog. I’ve been enjoying his photos and captions for a while now.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. greensideupveg

    Great to see Irish bloggers highlighted today. If readers are looking for more Irish blogs the Blog Awards Ireland site highlights many from over 30 categories including lifestyle, outdoor and eco to name but three (not that I’m biased 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Seize the day

    I love, love, love Irish arts, especially music, dance, and literature! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


  6. kristineskis

    I’m glad that St. Patrick’s Day gives Irish bloggers and Irish culture (and Ireland in general) a chance to come into the spotlight for a while. After visiting Europe I feel like Ireland is one of the most underrated countries of the continent, and it’s nice to see so many people celebrating and appreciating Ireland like I do!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Rick McCargar

    Though half-German, one-quarter-Irish, one-eighth-Scottish and one-eighth-Dane….so, a mutt, I’ll happily celebrate because the Irish in me may be small, it’s also indomitable!


  8. Wild Star Landing

    Go n’eirí an bother libh go lėir! May the road rise to meet you all………in other words…good luck!


  9. adhmad58

    Not needed to be Irish to celebrate Irish culture or history! 😉 Nice roundup


  10. bakdor

    I’m not Irish but I do believe the Irish played an essential role in saving Western civilization (make that humanity). I am Catholic and hope that gets me part way to being somewhat Irish. Besides, I love orange marmalade and duck, but I’ve only enjoyed them separately. Leave it to the genius of the Irish to combine them both in one dish.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day.


  11. emeraldwake

    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! 🙂 I wish lots of creativity to everyone.


  12. Po' Girl Shines

    I Irished myself up for one of my blogs today!


  13. angelatcarr

    So happy to see the real Ireland being celebrated by WP today – not a shamrock or a leprechaun in sight! Thank you!


  14. Tinteán Editorial Team/EMcK

    Interested in Irish history, culture and literature? Then the online magazine, Tinteán, will be of interest to you!


  15. goodyaristotle

    Peace to all Irish people today and everyday.
    Thank you, and happy St. Patty’s Day to All!


  16. hookofabook

    This is great!! I liked reading through all of these and found some new ones to follow. I had a post where my three children wrote St. Patrick’s Day short stories and then another about our fun-filled day and some book and movie suggestions. 🙂


  17. Pl

    Sure, March 17th is the day everyone wants to be Irish – and San Francisco is the best city – better than Dublin – to lift a glass, to wax poetic an Go green!


  18. kkfyfe

    I love St. Patricks day! Good post! Wear green, i love green!


  19. Mashanese Nic

    This is probably the best St. Patrick’s featured post I’ve read so far. That last photo of Titanic is classic.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. hillary15

    Sweet! I can’t even believe that was Ireland on St.Patricks day. Who knew it could be that crazy. Keep up the good work Krista!


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