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Irish Family Crests: Great Tips for Expressing Your Irish Family Pride

Understand the symbols and meanings of Irish Family Crests! Read on to understand the symbols and history of your Irish coat of arms.

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Famous Irish Songs: Played or Sung, a Musical Way to Express Your Irish Side!

Learn the lyrics and hear the music to famous Irish songs. Express your love of Ireland during your next pub crawl, St Paddy's Day party or other Irish experience!

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Ireland Castle Vacations: 5 Classic Images and Stories of Ancient Ireland!

Ireland castle vacations are a 'must have' on any Ireland Travel or vacation itinerary - Irish Castles are some of the most exciting expressions of Irish culture and heritage!

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The Book of Kells: One of the Most Important Attractions on the Emerald Isle!

What is the Book of Kells? Where did it come and what does it mean? Read out to learn what it is, where it is, what it means and more!

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Irish Birthday Traditions: Quick Tips to Celebrate Your Birthday Lad or Lass!

Knowing a few Irish birthday traditions can take your Irish side to a whole new level. Read on for some great ideas to energize your next Irish birthday celebration!

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Irish Food Recipes: 5 Delicious Ways to Share Your Love of Ireland

Express your Irish heritage by serving Irish food recipes. Read on for ideas and recipes from the traditions of the Emerald Isle!

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Irish Party Games: Entertain Guests With Fun Expressions of Your Irish Side!

Irish party games are a perfect way to express your Irish side during Irish-themed holiday parties, birthdays, weddings and other occasions. Read on for instructions and free downloadable gamecards!

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Irish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom and Life Lessons From the Emerald Isle!

Reflecting Irish wisdom and humor, Irish proverbs are one of the most personal forms of Irish expression. Hear our favorites, learn a bit about them and make them part of your own Irish expressions.

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Irish Slang: A Key To Showing Your Irish Side!

The ability to understand Irish slang is a key to showing your Irish side, wherever you are in the world! Here you will find common phrases, their meanings, and tips on how to respond!

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Irish Rock Music: Many Examples of Rock Influences From the Emerald Isle!

Playing Irish rock music is one of the most energizing ways to express your Irish side. Enjoy our list of favorite bands and songs, and learn how you can bring Irish rock into your day to day life!

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Irish Folk Songs: Great Examples of Irish Stories Told Through Song!

One of the truest forms of Irish expression, Irish folk songs tell the story of the Irish culture! Learn about our favorites, where they come from, and how to bring them into your Irish expressions!

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Irish Pub Songs: Great Examples of an Irish Musical Tradition!

Learn the most popular Irish pub songs and sing along at your next Irish occasion! Here you will see (and hear) our favorite pub songs!.

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A Lovely Irish Wedding Blessing: Yet Another Way to Express Your Irish Side!

Use a classic Irish wedding blessing to express your Irish side during one of life's most cherished moments...

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Irish Blessings: Share Your Love for Friends and Family - the Irish Way!

Sharing Irish blessings can brighten up any memorable occasion. Learn to create wonderful memories, with this very special way of expressing your Irish side!

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Clean Irish Jokes: The Name Says it All! Hilarious Jokes You Can Tell Your Kids!

Let's face it - clean Irish jokes can be difficult to find! Here we have sorted out the funniest, easiest to remember and cleanest Irish jokes for any occasion!

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Ireland Travel Destinations: 29 Tips to Electrify Your Next Visit to Ireland!

Suggestions for the most fun and exciting Ireland travel destinations! See images, tips and ideas for enjoying your visit to the Emerald Isle, and discovering exciting new Irish expressions!

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Malehide Castle: A Magnificent Example of an Irish Castle

Malehide Castle is one of the most-visited and well-preserved castles in Ireland. Read on for information on this and many more Irish castles!

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Irish Heritage Day

Hi folks! Today is Irish Heritage Day here at Irish Expressions!

Irish names are on on our minds today, so we thought we would start our social media series with an article on Irish girl names.

Later in the day you will see posts on Irish boy names, and ... you guessed it ... Irish PET names :-).

To wrap up Irish heritage day for this week, we'll share a lovely picture and article on the history of Waterford Crystal. Did you know glass and crystal crafts are time-honored traditions on the Emerald Isle?

We hope you enjoy our posts today at Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

And as always we welcome your feedback, through Facebook or by using our contact form here.

Enjoy your Saturday! - Bruce Grady

Irish Pet Names: A Creative and Endearing Way to Express your Irish Side!

Here are the best of the best: Irish pet names as described and ranked by petnames.com; with a bit o' creative commentary from us! Find the perfect Irish name for your perfect pet!

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Irish Folklore: Share Your Love of Ireland Through Classic Irish Tales!

Characters and objects from Irish folklore range from mystical to delightful to frightening. Come and meet some of them, and bring them into you own Irish expressions!!

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History of Waterford Crystal: One of the Most Beautiful Irish Expressions!

A brief history of Waterford Crystal: In 1783, two brothers put their heads together and established Waterford Crystal in a busy Irish harbor town. And the rest is ... er ... history!

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Irish Baby Girl Names: Express Their Irish Sides At a Very Early Age!

If you are looking for Irish baby girl names, you've come to the right place! Here are some beautiful examples, with pronunciations, meanings and even a bit of historical background. Enjoy!

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Irish Baby Boy Names: Get an Early Start on Expressing His Irish Side!

The search for great Irish baby boy names doesn't need to be a hard one - they are all around us! Read on for some of our favorites, with pronunciations, meanings and a bit of history as well.

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Best Irish Baby Names: 12 Examples to Help You Choose an Irish Name!

Learn about the best Irish baby names and where they come from! Here you will find our favorite names and their meanings. Use them to express your Irish side!

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Traditional Irish Clothing: 6 Great Tips to Express Your Irish Side!

Wearing traditional Irish clothing can be a very visible and creative way to express your Irish side, wherever you are in the world! Read on for ideas and links to clothing from Ireland!!

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Irish Music Day

Hello everybody, and welcome to Irish Music Day here at Irish Expressions!

We will kick off our social media schedule this morning with one of our favorite Bodhran Drum performances, four young men performing in their kitchen will amaze you!

At midday we will share an example of the Uillean Pipes in action - a rollicking tune with a guitar to accompany it! You won't want to miss this one!

Later in the day we will offer up an example of the Penny Whistle - another Irish instrument that is so common you may not realize when you are hearing it! But I guarantee you will recognize this tune :-).

We will close the day with yet another video example of an Irish musical instrument - in this case an Irish fiddle playing a fun Irish tune.

As always I hope you will visit us on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Let us know what you think of our daily posts!

And if you have additional feedback, don't hesitate to reach out to us, through Facebook or by using our contact form here.

Have a wonderful Friday everybody! - Bruce Grady

Irish Music Instruments: Four Instruments that Create a Distinct Irish Sound!

Learn about the main Irish music instruments used in both traditional and modern Irish music! After reading, you'll have a new appreciation for musical sounds you have been hearing all along!

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Celebrating Irish Easter: Enjoy 19 Easter Traditions with an Irish Twist!

Irish Easter traditions are deeply meaningful, and often a ton of fun! Here we will share our favorite activities for a memorable Easter weekend.

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Irish Food and Drink

Hello to our Irish Expressions Community!

Today is Irish Food and Drink day here at Irish Expressions!

This morning on social media, we will share with you one of our favorite recipes for one of our favorite foods - Irish Boxty! Don't miss it!

During the lunch hour we will offer up an opinion poll on Dublin Coddle ... and we would love to hear what you think.

Later in the afternoon we will share an Irish proverb on the subject of food and famine. Warning: it is not for the squeamish :-).

And this evening we will share a unique Irish recipe from one of the very best in the Irish recipe biz - Irish American Mom.

We hope you enjoy the day! Please visit us at Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest today. We love your pictures and comments!

And we love to hear your feedback. Please feel free to get in touch with us, through Facebook or by using our contact form here.

Have a blessed Thursday. - Bruce Grady

Famous Irish Quotes: Spice Up Special Occasions with Irish Words of Wisdom!

Sharing Irish quotes is another way to express your Irish side, wherever you are in the world! Here you will find our favorite quotes, and ideas for making them your own!!

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Irish Golf Jokes: Get The Edge On Your Next Foursome - Make Them Laugh!

The wise golfer's secret advantage over his or her competition - tell some Irish golf jokes! Try one of these jokes and watch your opponents dissolve in laugher!

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Irish Words and Phrases: A Key to Showing Off Your Irish Side!

A few Irish words and phrases and a bit 'o slang to help you express your Irish side, wherever you are in the world! Read on to learn a few key phrases and how to use them!

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Kiss the Blarney Stone: A Strange but Fun Way to Express Your Irish Side

One of the most popular activities for Ireland vacationers, a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone is said to bequeath the gift of the gab. But it's harder than it sounds, people... Is it worth it?

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Irish & Celtic Symbols, Arts and Crafts

Hello everybody!

Today is Irish Symbols, Arts and Crafts day at Irish Expressions!

This morning on social media, we will show you another fun video on how to DRAW a Celtic symbol. A simple and fun way to express your Irish side, wherever you are!

Later in the morning we will tell you a quick story about the legendary Celtic harp. Another famous symbol of Ireland, and an instrument with a fascinating history.

In the afternoon we'll share the legend of the humble Shamrock, and explain why it was once banned by the Queen of England!

Finally, we will wrap up the day with a couple of ways that Irish and Celtic symbols come to life in lovely Irish jewelry.

Please join the conversation on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest today. We love your pictures and comments!

And don't forget to give us your feedback, using our contact form here.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, and I hope to connect with you soon! - Bruce Grady

Irish & Celtic Symbols, Arts and Crafts

Hello everybody!

Today is Irish Symbols, Arts and Crafts day at Irish Expressions!

This morning on social media, we will show you another fun video on how to DRAW a Celtic symbol. A simple and fun way to express your Irish side, wherever you are!

Later in the morning we will tell you a quick story about the legendary Celtic harp. Another famous symbol of Ireland, and an instrument with a fascinating history.

In the afternoon we'll share the legend of the humble Shamrock, and explain why it was once banned by the Queen of England!

Finally, we will wrap up the day with a couple of ways that Irish and Celtic symbols come to life in lovely Irish jewelry.

Please join the conversation on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest today. We love your pictures and comments!

And don't forget to give us your feedback, using our contact form here.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, and I hope to connect with you soon! - Bruce Grady

The Shamrock Symbol: Offering Many Options for Expressing Your Irish Side!

The iconic Irish shamrock symbol shows up in jewlery, clothing, artwork and home gardening. Use it to share your passion for Irish culture and customs, the ultimate way to express your Irish side!

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Irish Harp Symbol: An Unmistakable Celtic Image of Ireland

Understand the background and importance of the Irish harp symbol! See examples, learn where it came from, and discover ways to bring this beautiful symbol into you own Irish expression!

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Irish History, Culture and Legends

Hello Irish Expressions Community! Today is Irish History, Culture and Legends day here at Irish Expressions!

This morning on social media, we showed an entertaining video of an Irish movie star teaching a talk show host how to speak with an Irish accent! Not to be missed!

Later this morning we'll show a totally real picture of a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and talk about the legend of the leprechaun!

This afternoon we will explore the reasons why traditional Irish dance is performed with the arms at the sides. Don't miss this amazing video!

We'll finish this evening with a great picture of the Rock of Cashel, and a theory of where it came from. You will be surprised by the answer!

Please join us on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest today. We love your pictures and comments!

And please share your feedback with us at any time, using our contact form here.

Have a terrific Saturday! - Bruce Grady

Irish Clothing, Jewelry and Gifts

Hello friends of Irish Expressions! Today is Irish Clothing, Jewelry and Gifts day here at Irish Expressions.com!

This morning on social media, we will share with you a quintessentially Irish style of footwear... Leave us a comment if you think you know what it is called!

Later on we will share a picture of an American movie star wearing a certain type of Irish fabric. We'll ask you to identify the fabric and the county in Ireland that is famous for producing it.

In the afternoon we'll show a lovely pendant sporting on of our favorite symbols - the Celtic Tree of Life. The symbol holds different meanings for different people - what is your favorite?

Later in the evening we'll share an image and a link to one of our favorite sources of Irish gifts - the Guinness online store!

We would love to have you join the conversation with the Irish Expressions Community on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest today. We enjoy your comments and pictures of your favorite Irish clothing, jewelry and gifts!

And please share your feedback any time, using our contact form here.

Happy Friday! - Bruce Grady

Traditional Irish Stew Recipe: A Delicious Expression of Irish Culture!

This article will offer you a traditional Irish Stew recipe, one of the tastiest ways to express your cherished Irish heritage! Read on to learn how to make it yourself!

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Irish Expressions: Share Your Irish Side Wherever You Are in the World!

Irish Expressions helps you share your Irish side during life's special moments, through fun and interesting Irish customs and traditions.

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Irish Soda Bread Recipe: A Simple, Traditional and Delicious Irish Food

Express your Irish side through our delicious Irish soda bread recipe! Here you will find our favorite traditional recipes and variations for this delicious expression of Irish culture!

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Steak and Guinness Pie: Hearty Food With Irish Flair!

Steak and Guinness pie is a tasty variation of a traditional favorite. Read on for our favorite recipe, including tips and ideas for serving and enjoying this delicious Irish expression!

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Ireland Culture: 12 Simple Ways to Enjoy Irish Customs and Traditions!

Learn what makes Ireland culture and customs so fascinating to so many people! Read on to build the culture of Ireland into your day to day Irish expressions!

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Celtic Tree of LIfe Symbol: A Classic Image Appearing in Many Irish Expressions!

One of the most familiar Irish expressions, the Celtic Tree of Life symbol adorns jewelry, tableware, clothing, body art and more! Use this classic symbol in your own Irish expressions.

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Celtic Knot Symbols: Famous Images That Show Up In Many Irish Expressions.

Discover the background and meaning of Celtic knot symbols a very well-known Irish expression. Here you will find the history and meaning, and how to use them to express your Irish side!

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Truly Funny Limericks: There are Many Out There - These are the Funniest Few

The difference between funny limericks and all the rest is they are ... well... funny. This is our personal list of the most clever, memorable and histerical limericks around!

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Irish Music: 6 Ways to Enjoy the Sweet Sounds of the Emerald Isle!

One of the most popular expressions of Irish culture, Irish music is enjoyed around the world! Here we share many examples, and ideas for bringing music from Ireland into your day to day life.

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Guinness Beef Stew: Enjoy A Delicious Blend of Classic Irish Flavors!

A traditional hearty stew with a kicker, Guinness beef stew is a delicious comfort food that is distinctly Irish! Read on for recipes and ideas for how to bring ths delicious meal to your table.

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