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Thanksgiving in Ireland: The Importance of Sharing Old Traditions and Making New Ones

Each year around Thanksgiving I’m amazed at how many of the Irish I meet are familiar with American Thanksgiving traditions. I know that’s not a typical immigrant experience. Ireland and the U.S. are unnaturally close. But I am heartened to … Continue reading

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Why The Irish Drink: Is Ireland A Country of Alcoholics Or An Alcoholic Country

The world knows Ireland as a country of pubs, and happy, hard working, hard drinking folk.  Right, wrong, or indifferent, that’s the world’s impression, and it’s not entirely undeserved.  In fact it’s often a proudly displayed badge of honor for … Continue reading

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Love At First Pint: Finding The Right Dublin Pub

For months it squatted on the edge of my consciousness. For more than 150 years it’s occupied a prominent corner in Milltown.  Finally, it could be avoided no longer.  This past Saturday night we were destined to try The Dropping … Continue reading

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Renting in Ireland: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

At the tail end of twenty-fours hours that included a transatlantic flight, learning to drive on the left, and a hasty (but not tasty) lunch, we knocked on two wrong doors, and finally found the first apartment on our list … Continue reading

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