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Updates and Ideas From Irish! Issue #001 -- The Launch!
March 24, 2016

We Have a New Way to Stay in Touch!

Thank you so much for registering for our newsletter, and welcome to the first edition of Monthly Updates from Irish!

Finding fun and creative ways to express your Irish side just got easier…

In our regular updates you will find:

  • Top stories, highlighting exciting new content on our site

  • An “Irish Expression of the month,” offering fun and creative examples of Irish holiday traditions, Irish birthday or wedding ideas, Irish recipes, music, gifts, and more!

  • Opportunities to publish your own stories, enter fun contests, offer feedback and generally enjoy being part of our dynamic community

Share Your Irish Side

At Irish Expressions, our goal is to strengthen your sense of connection to Ireland, and offer ideas to express your Irish side, wherever in the world you may be.

We express our Irish sides in two main ways:

  • Special moments, such as holidays, birthdays, and weddings

  • Lifestyle choices such as recipes, music, clothing and home décor
Irish Expressions offers literally thousands of ideas, gathered from our own experiences and from our frequent visitors, to bring Irish culture and traditions into your day to day life.

Reading this newsletter, visiting our website, and staying in touch with us on social media will put ALL these ideas at your fingertips 24 x 7.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this site. It is so informative. I will be married to an Irishman in the very near future, and I'm trying to learn as much as I can of his culture. Thank you for this site!

- Stacey from Ontario

Like What You See? Spread the Word!

We invite you to participate in this journey with us, by commenting on our pages or those submitted by other readers, offering your own ideas, and staying in touch through social media.

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy reading this update as much as I love writing it. Let’s get started!

TOP STORY: Irish Spring is Here!

(The season, not the cool green soap!)

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, eggs are … laying… And Easter is right around the corner!

Every year we update our section on Irish Easter traditions, and this season's edition is hot off the press!

Our team has scoured the globe, gathering great seasonal ideas for expressing your Irish side.

And sharing them in the fun, informative and occasionally sassy style that you have come to know and love.

At least we hope you love it! Either way...

Please visit our updated section on Irish Easter Traditions here!

Irish Expression of the Month

I’ll admit it… I love Irish food.

Something about simple, hearty country meals - well prepared - keeps me coming back to Irish recipes again and again.

We served a lovely Shepherd’s Pie for St Patricks Day this year, and it was a big hit!

My kids were so in love with the mashed potatoes, tender meat and savory beef gravy, that they didn’t seem to notice they were getting their vegetables (carrots, peas, onions) at the same time!

So ‘score one’ for Dad!

With all that in mind, our Irish expression of the month is – drum roll please –

Irish Shepherd's Pie

If you have never tried this classic dish, you are in for a treat!

If you have enjoyed it before, and would like a simple yet delicious recipe to bring it to life on your own dinner table, here you go!

And if you have a favorite Irish recipe of your own, please share it on our main recipes page here.

We’ll publish it on the main site, and give you an embarrassing amount of credit and praise for it!

And who knows – you might even receive a small but valuable gift of appreciation from!

Do you have Feedback, a Question, or a Request to Share?

We want to hear from you! I personally read every email, and if you want a response I will definitely get back to you.

To reach me, please use the contact form under the 'Stay in Touch' (upper right corner of the page) on our main site.

Meanwhile, thanks for visiting Monthly Updates from I look forward to connecting soon!

- Bruce Grady and the team at Irish Expressions

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