Category Archives: Ireland

High On Stress? Bring It Down On Dublin’s Irish Fairy Door Trail

As I staggered out of Dublin Methodist Hospital for the second time in a week, I decided that my wardrobe is sorely lacking without a “High On Stress” t-shirt like Dudley “Booger” Dawson wore in Revenge of the Nerds. While … Continue reading

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May St. Brigid Bless The Beautiful Dublin Church Named In Her Honor

As you approach 7179 Avery Road in Dublin, Ohio, you might think you’ve been transported to County Kildare, Ireland. Green grass cascades to a marshy roadside ditch, where puffy brown cattails nestled among long, slender leaves grow. Beside it stands … Continue reading

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Cool Off With Leprechauns and Mad March Hares at Dublin’s Ballantrae Community Park

To survey the beautiful landscape from the summit of the Hill of Tara, revel in the tranquil atmosphere of Glendalough or walk the pebbled paths of Powerscourt’s elegant gardens, you have to fly to Dublin, Ireland. But to see an … Continue reading

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What’s A Plastic Ball Doing in A Can of Guinness Draught?

I filled my dad’s Easter basket with some different treats this year, like a can of Guinness Draught stout and a package of Guinness bread mix from World Market. This traditional dense Irish bread is made with whole wheat flour, … Continue reading

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See Ohio State’s Irish Literary Renaissance Exhibit and You’ll Leave Saying “Éirann go Brách”

Spend some time in The Ohio State University’s Thompson Library Exhibit Gallery and you’ll want to brew a pot of Bewley’s tea, bake a loaf of barmbrack, and curl up with the literature that reflects the Irish people’s pride in … Continue reading

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My Irish Heritage Begins with the Corcorans of Curraghroe

Since “Irish Marc” introduced me to Ireland, I’ve been reading back issues of Ireland of the Welcomes, dating as far back as 1963. As I pored over the most recent issue of the magazine, an article titled “Claim Your Irish … Continue reading

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Irish Marc and the Newest Members of His Funky Bunch Spent Six July Days in Dublin, Ireland

“You Are Invited to Ireland,” a US Airways Magazine article proclaimed while I was aloft to Boston last October. With a photograph of a gorgeous vista of the Cliffs of Moher and enticing details about The Gathering, a year-long celebration … Continue reading

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