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reviewed Milligan and Murphy. October 21, 2013
Milligan and Murphy
This is the story of a pair of half-brothers in contemporary Ireland. Milligan and Murphy were born to the same mother. Their first names were both John, so they became known by their surnames; hence, …
reviewed Haunted Ground: A Novel. December 01, 2012
Haunted Ground: A Novel
Picture a place in Ireland where a farmer is cutting turf in a peak bog on a chilly April morning. Something catches in the man's cutting tool and when he finds it is the head of a young woman. The …
posted a Quick Tip about Saint Patrick's Day. March 16, 2012
A fun day where I can haul out my green garb to wear to work. I do worry about driving because there tends to be people with too much celebration on the roads.
reviewed stolen souls. December 13, 2011
stolen souls
Set in Belfast, a young woman from Lithuania named Gayle is coerced into coming to Ireland for a chance at a better life. She believes she will be working as a nanny. However, she's sent to do hard …
posted a Quick Tip about Galway. April 12, 2011
Galway
No trip to Ireland is complete without a stop to visit here!
posted a Quick Tip about Dublin (city). April 12, 2011
Dublin (city)
What a wonderful city to visit. Been there 3 times and wish I was there now.
posted a Quick Tip about Festivals of Ireland. April 12, 2011
Festivals of Ireland
Who needs a festival to go to Ireland? Just go!. Had a wonderful time at the Cork Music Festival held in October.
posted a Quick Tip about Ballykissangel - The Complete Series 6. April 12, 2011
Ballykissangel - The Complete Series 6
I loved this series where Colin Ferrell got his start.
posted a Quick Tip about Dublin Airport. April 12, 2011
Dublin Airport
A breeze to get in and out of and the folks are a joy to meet.
reviewed Irish Cuisine. April 12, 2011
Irish Food
When I first visited Ireland a couple of years ago, I dreaded what I would have to eat. I thought  it would be dreary. Who's heard about Irish cooking other than corned beef and cabbage? Was …
posted a Quick Tip about What's missing in the best of Irish r.... April 05, 2011
What's missing in the best of Irish reading
OK, I can see we're past the high interest time for everything Irish, but I just noticed the Irish reads and couldn't help but comment. The best book to get you into visiting Ireland is "Rick Steve's …
reviewed The Magdalene Sisters. March 22, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The Magdalene Sisters
   It wasn't the 1800's, it was 1964.  One would assume things had progressed enough to look beyond the slight mistake of an unmarried pregnant daughter.  Instead she …
posted a Quick Tip about Juno's Cafe. February 18, 2011
Juno's Cafe
   If you're thinking about heading to Dublin (or you're already there, lucky you!) give Juno's Cafe a whirl! Best bangers and mash I've ever had!
posted a Quick Tip about Aer Lingus. February 03, 2011
A great airline to consider when traveling to and from Ireland.
posted a Quick Tip about Bru Bar Hostel. February 03, 2011
Bru Bar Hostel
If you're traveling to Cork, Ireland here is a good place to consider staying if you're traveling on a budget. Good for families with middle-grade kids and up, couples, singles and friends.  …
reviewed Bru Bar Hostel. February 03, 2011
posted in Travel Ireland
Bru Bar Hostel
When my friend Steffie and I were  plotting our travels to Ireland last year, I knew that I wanted our home base to be in Cork, even though we would be leaving for the east and a bit north the day …
reviewed Aer Lingus. February 03, 2011
posted in UP UP & Away!
    Last June my friend Steffie and I packed our bags and headed off to Ireland!       There was no way around it; I wanted Steffie and I to fly into Cork. Our …
reviewed Juno's Cafe. December 22, 2010
posted in Dining Out
Juno's Cafe
The day after our arrival in Cork, my pal Steffie and I had to high-tail it to Kent station to catch a train to Dublin where we would be checking in at the Gate Lodge B&B. The train ride was peaceful, …
reviewed Cafe Gusto. December 22, 2010
posted in Dining Out
Cafe Gusto
Though we technically did not eat a full meal there, I feel that Cafe Gusto warrants its own post because it is a place I personally endorse and want to see thrive – not that it really needs my …
reviewed Liberty Grill. December 22, 2010
posted in Dining Out
Liberty Grill
My travel pal Steffie and I are partners in crime when it comes to our shameless love for breakfast food; it’s the meal that can make or break my day. If I have a good breakfast, that has set the …
reviewed Cafe Paradiso. December 22, 2010
posted in Dining Out
Cafe Paradiso
        This is a post long in the making. I’m not just talking about the three months it’s taken me to write this up, no. I’m talking about the fact that …
reviewed Greenes Restaurant. December 22, 2010
posted in Dining Out
Greenes Restaurant
Adjacent to the Isaac’s Hotel and Apartments is the Greenes Restaurant, a lovely fine dining restaurant that my friend Steffie and I decided to splurge on our last night in Cork. I had been eye-balling …
reviewed The Likeness, Tana French. December 13, 2010
Likeness Tana French
Det. Cassie Maddox is called to the scene of a murder. When she arrives she is amazed at how much the victim looks like her. In addition, the victim has identification of Alexandra Maddox. This is the …
reviewed Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase &.... November 06, 2010
Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable
Six thousand entries on language, folklore, history, and myth enliven these 860-odd pages, edited by Sean McMahon from Derry and Kerry-born, Dublin-based Jo O'Donoghue. The regional balance attests …
reviewed Liam The Leprechaun. August 06, 2010
LIAM THE LEPRECHAUN
LIAM THE LEPRECHAUN is about the little people of Ireland and the tiniest Leprechaun of all, Poor Liam. Liam is invislible, or at least he feels that way. He is so tiny that no one every notices him in …
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