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Ballyfin House

The last part of 2014 and the first part of 2015 were filled with some pretty amazing hotel visits. Getting married and going on a honeymoon is a great excuse to treat yourselves to fancy hotel time. 621 more words

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I NEED Your Help: Vote YES.

Everyone has on opinion about weddings. It’s fun to have opinions about weddings; everyone loves talking about them. From the moment you walk into the church or wedding venue, most people are thinking “I love the flowers” or “I hate the mother of the groom’s hat” or “getting here was a nightmare, but the view is lovely.” We all complain about what we’ve spent to be there, we judge the brides-maids dresses and the food, and generally pick apart every long thought-out detail. 827 more words

Irishness

Making Irish History: A Historiographical Perspective of the 20th & 21st Centuries

Historiography and the intellectual trends and developments that have characterised the changing nature and practice of Irish historical scholarship during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 3,409 more words

Cultural Identity

Nettle Soup. Scary in a Fun Way.

My mother-in-law loves to tell the story about how she got her children to eat nettle soup every spring. “I would tell them it was spinach soup,” she laughs, “but they would look at it and say, ‘This doesn’t look like spinach to me!'”, laughing harder, “and I would say, ‘oh, it is!’ but it was just the stinging nettles from the garden!” 459 more words

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éirways magazine, issue 1

may 4, 2015

I’m very excited for my friend, Kieran O’Hare. The first issue of his magazine Éirways is headed to the printer. Kieran is a world-class musician, so I expect nothing less than that from him as a publisher. 21 more words

Samuel Beckett's Gothic magic

Gothic elements in a modern piece of art may be harder to detect than in eighteenth and nineteenth-century writings and paintings – classic Gothic is often said to have been triggered by Horace Walpole’s 1764 novel… 863 more words

Literature

April Showers

Though my last post was a celebration of the warm spring air and sunshine in Dublin, it is April, so there are obviously showers. And it’s Ireland, so what do we expect?! 330 more words

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