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Lighten Your Load: Five Things You Should Leave at Home When You Travel to Ireland – Irish Fireside Travel and Culture

For the last twenty years, I’ve been hosting visitors to Ireland, and certain items always get packed, but rarely used. Here’s a look at some things you should think twice about before bringing them to the Emerald Isle. Computers Aren’t

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Was Sansa’s Abuse Normal in the Middle Ages? | The Public Medievalist

Source: Was Sansa’s Abuse Normal in the Middle Ages? | The Public Medievalist

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Falling Leaves Native American Festival

I attended my first powwow this weekend. I had a fantastic time! . To be honest, I was a bit concerned about the reception my jewelry would get. I do seedbead weaving, but not in a Native American tradition. I

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Craft, Craic and Cuisine: In Search of Ireland’s Craft Beer Pubs | IrelandYes! Ireland Dream Trip Blog

By Mark Andersen I took a very short visit to Dublin recently.  My goal for this trip was to investigate and enjoy the resurgence in Irish craft beer that has occurred in the past decade and… Source: Craft, Craic and

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Gaelic Culture and Gaelic Language

Gaelic Culture is rich in music, dance, language, history and traditions. The appeal of things Gaelic and Celtic is worldwide. Embrace it all here. Source: Gaelic Culture and Gaelic Language

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The Heartbreak and Joy of Muses

Everyone has a muse. Perhaps we don’t know it, or haven’t quite gotten in touch with ours yet, but we each have one. Some people have many.   I’m not necessarily talking of the traditional nine muses of Greek Mythology,

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Posted in Art, History, Jewelry, music, pagan, Photography, Writing

Living in an almost-famous place

I just moved to New York. Not New York City, mind you, but western upstate New York. It’s an area that most people – those that don’t live in the non-New York City part of the state – never think

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The Green and Red of County Mayo, Ireland

The Green and Red of Mayo – a haunting and evocative song by The Saw Doctors… The song really does give a glimpse into the amazing and stunning landscape of this part of the Emerald Isle. Situated about in the

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Trying new Foods while Traveling

Everyone eats.

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