“Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
– Oscar Wilde
As the evenings draw in and an autumnal nip takes to the air, Irish homes cozy down for winter readiness.
Fires and candles are lit, pots of tea and buttered barm brack are served. Favorite blankets and throws are pulled out from summer storage.
The Scandinavian concept of Hygge is a familiar feeling in Irish homes, particularly in October. The early evening darkness compels the lighting of lamps, fires and candles, offering a sense of comfort, togetherness and contentment.
The menu changes at this time of year as well, ushering in stews and soups, seasonal root vegetables, apple and mushroom harvests and earthy game associated with this time of year.
October is a wonderful time to visit Ireland, to experience the Irish version of Hygge in person. But as a member of our Irish Expressions community, you know it is possible to express your 'Irish side' wherever you are in the world!
One way to share your love of Ireland, particularly this time of year, is through clothing or blankets fashioned from Irish wool. Our friends at Real Irish have many options to choose from.
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