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Creative Irish Gifts: Five Fun Ways to Share Your Irish Side!

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Sharing creative Irish gifts is a fun and authentic way to share your Irish side with family and friends!

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

Irish Baby Boy Names

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 and their meanings.

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St Patricks Day Kids Crafts: Fun Ideas for Kids of All Ages!

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St Patricks Day kids crafts are a great way for lads and lasses of all ages to express their Irish sides! Read on for a few of our favorite ideas!

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St Patricks Day Appetizers: Three Ways to Launch Your Irish Party!

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Although they may seem simple, all St Patricks Day appetizers are not created equal! Here you will discover a few of the best!

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Glenstal Abbey: Fun Facts About This Majestic Irish Structure

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Glenstal Abbey looks like a castle, but functions as a monastery and a school. Interesting trivia and a lovely image of this structure in SW Ireland.

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Irish Pet Names: An 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!

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Irish Cream Cheesecake: A Dessert with an Unmistakable Irish Twist!

Another classic dessert inspired by the flavors of Ireland, Irish cream cheesecake is a delicious Irish expression! Here is our family's favorite recipe.

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Irish Christmas Traditions: A Global Celebration with an Irish Twist!

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Learn wonderful Irish Christmas traditions and customs! This section will help you express your Irish side during the most joyful time of the year.

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Irish Christmas Blessings: Words of Holiday Devotion!

Irish Christmas Blessing Galway City

Sharing your favorite Irish Christmas blessing is a beautiful way to create loving memories during the holidays.

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Irish Potato Candy Recipe: A Not-So-Irish, Tasty Irish Treat!

Irish Potato Candy

Although not technically Irish, a potato candy recipe conjures up thoughts and images of the Emerald Isle. Read on to learn how to find it and how to make it!

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Doonagore Castle: Striking, Historical ... and It's a Private Home!

Doonagore Castle

Historic Doonagore Castle used to serve as a navigational pier ... now a private home! Read on for interesting images and facts about this magical landmark.

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St Patrick Day Recipes: 4 Irish Foods for Unforgettable Irish Meals!

Irish Cheddar Beer Spread

The best St Patrick Day recipes can be served on any occasion (or for no reason at all)! Read on for our favorite Irish recipes!

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Riverdance Music: An Unforgetable Spectacle of Irish Heritage!

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Read about Riverdance music, a celebration of Irish dance tradition and a wonderous Irish expression. Where did it come from? What does it mean?

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Irish Wedding Gift Ideas: Give the Gift of Irish Heritage!

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Express your Irish side through unique and meaningful Irish wedding gift ideas! Read on for examples of wedding gifts with an Irish theme...

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

Irish Baby Girl Names

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

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Ashford Castle: A Magnificent 13th Century Irish Monument

Ashford Castle

Situated in the northwest of Ireland, Ashford Castle is one of the most spectacular castles on the Emerald Isle.

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An Irish Lace Review: A Beautiful Memory from a Challenging Time!

Irish Lace

A quick Irish Lace review: What do Irish Lace and the terrible Potato Famine in Ireland have in common? The difficult origins of this lovely Irish expression.

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History of Limerick: Catchy Little Rhyme, or Famous Irish Town?

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The History of Limerick; it's more than a catchy little rhyme. Read on for fascinating stories of the city, and the poem.

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Celtic Name Meanings; A Personal Way to Express Your Love of Ireland.

Irish Baby Boy Names

Understanding common Celtic name meanings is a unique way to express your Irish side Read on for popular Celtic names for boys and girls.

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St Patrick Day Activities: 5 Fun Ideas to Spice Up Your Party!

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St Patrick Day activities take many forms. Read on for games, activities food and other St Patricks Day traditions!

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Irish Last Names: Their Meanings Help us Express our Irish Side!

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Learn about Irish last names (surnames) and where they came from! Discover creative ways to use your name to express your love of Irish heritage.

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Carrigaline Whiskey Pie Recipe: A Dessert Filled with Irish Flavors!

Our favorite Carrigaline Whiskey Pie recipe brings traditional Irish flavors to your dinner table. A tasty way to express your Irish side!

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Irish Wedding Toasts: Share Your Irish Side on this Memorable Day!

Irish Wedding Toasts

One of the most sought-after Irish expressions,Irish wedding toasts can add to the memories of an already cherished occasion!

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ODea Castle: Stories of Ancient Ireland Magic and Mystery

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A visit to ODea Castle is the start of an amazing journey back in time. Built in the 14th century, now restored, the Castle is a terrific vacation experience.

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Knappogue Castle: 10 Facts About This Proud Irish Landmark

Knappogue Castle

Knappogue Castle - difficult to pronounce, gorgeous to look upon! For more information about this lovely landmark in Ireland, read on!

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Ireland Culture and Customs: Simple Ways to Express Your Irish Side!

What's the Craic?

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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Kilcoe Castle: Interesting Facts You Probably Didn't Know!

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Kilcoe Castle is yet another monument to Ireland's mystical past. Kilcoe is special due to its highly unusual location, and it's very famous owner!

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This Irish Cream Fudge Recipe Will Rock Your Next Irish Occasion!

Irish Cream Fudge

If you want two great tastes in one yummy place, this Irish cream fudge recipe will satisfy your craving! Here is our favorite recipe, variations and pro tips!

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe: One of Our Favorite "Irish" Foods!

Corned Beef and Cabbage

A corned beef and cabbage recipe is one of the most common dishes served at Irish events around the globe. Learn to make it and be the toast of your party!

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Kilbrittain Castle: Fun Facts About an Irish Icon

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Kilbrittain Castle offers visitors many things to see and do. Learn how to bring the castles of Ireland into your life, wherever you are in the world!

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Irish Good Luck: One of the Most Famous Irish Expressions of All!

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Where did the idea of Irish good luck come from? What does 'luck of the Irish' mean? Read on for fascinating background and ideas.

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Irish Cream Bundt Cake: An Irish Twist on a Tasty Favorite!

Bundt cake is delicious no matter how you slice it. Make it an Irish cream bundt cake and you have turned a tasty dessert into a yummy Irish expression!

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Carrigafoyle Castle: These Castle Ruins Speak Volumes!

Carrigafoyle Castle

The ruins of Carrigafoyle Castle evoke amazing images and stories of the Emerald Isle. Read our short article for more information!

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St Patricks Day Poems: Add Spice to Your St Paddy's Day Party!

Knowing a good St Patricks Day Poem or two can add that special spice to your St Paddys Day party or any special Irish occasion!

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

Kissing the Blarney Stone

A chance to kiss the Blarney Stone is one of the most popular things Ireland vacationers look forward to. But it's harder than it sounds... Is it worth it?

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Irish Wedding Cake: A Memorable Way to Share Your Irish Side!

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Learn the types and traditions of the Irish Wedding Cake, a tasty way to express your Irish side during one of life's most cherished moments!

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

Irish Wedding Blessings

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

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Irish Potato Pancakes: The Best Way We Know to Use Leftover Potatoes!

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Making Irish potato pancakes is easy. Eating them is delicious. Read on to learn how to make the best possible use of your leftover holiday mashed potatoes!

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Irish Wedding Vows: Express Your Irish Side With The Exact Right Words

In your wedding, the words define the moment. This Irish wedding vows will help you express your Irish side during one of life's most treasured moments!

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King John Castle: Fun Facts About an Iconic Irish Landmark

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King John Castle offers the lucky visitor an image of 12th-century Ireland. One of the most beautifully preserved Norman castles in all of Europe!

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Gaelic Name Meanings: Popular Names to Share Their Irish Side

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Irish Gaelic name meanings often have historical and mythological beginnings. Read on to learn more about this fascinating way to express your Irish side!

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Kylemore Abbey: Fun Facts About This Lovely Irish Structure

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Kylemore Abbey - a picturesque and historic landmark in County Galway. Have a look at a lovely image and interesting trivia about this 'must see' landmark.

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Irish Wool Sweaters: Attractive, Comfortable, Rich With Irish History!

Steve McQueen Aran Sweater

Irish Wool Sweaters are attractive, comfortable and steeped in Irish history and folklore. Learn about Aran sweaters and more!

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Irish Wedding Dresses: Share Your Individual Irish Side!

Irish Wedding Gown

Irish wedding dresses represent ancient, cherished celtic values and customs. Make your Irish wedding gown a lovely expression of your Irish side!

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Traditional Irish Sports: Energizing Ways to Express your Irish Side!

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Supporting our favorite traditional Irish sports is an energizing way to express your Irish side! This page shares the most popular!

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Trim Castle: Fun Facts About an Iconic Landmark in Ireland

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Trim Castle in Eastern Ireland is famous in many ways. Read on to discover its secrets, and guess which famous Hollywood film featured this picturesque castle!

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Guinness Bread Recipe: Another Delicious Food With Irish Flavors!

Guinness Bread

This Guinness bread recipe is simple and fast. And the result is scrumptious, whether used as a side dish for a larger meal, or toasted the morning after.

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Apple Amber Recipe: The Baked Apples Make it Memorable and Delicious!

Apple Amber

Our favorite Apple Amber recipe will be a popular addition to your Irish dinner table. Read on for information and instructions!

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Irish Folklore and Fairy Tales: Share a Love of Ireland Through Story!

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Characters and objects from Irish folklore and fairy tales range from mystical to delightful to frightening. Come and meet some of them!

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Your Personal Irish Expression

One way to share your love of Ireland is by displaying your family coat of arms (family crest).  A very personal symbol of the stories and accomplishments of your ancestors can adorn clothing, kitchenware, wall art, personal accessories and so much more. 

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