Category Archives: Ireland

OK, so I have been really lazy, but I am still here!

Happy New Year everyone!!! I am once again back in North Carolina and I have absolutely no plans to ‘escape’ to any other country any time soon. Why? Well, for one thing, I am flat out tired from travel!  I … Continue reading

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La pioggia

Rain. I suppose it was appropriate that it was raining on what was likely to have been my last day in Italy this year.  I also got yet another day’s use out of my rainboots! After class today, a bunch … Continue reading

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This post is largely for my friend Ann who has heard me go on about “batch”! “Batch” is a type of bread made in a bakery in Ardee, County Louth.  It doesn’t sound all that amazing, it is just a … Continue reading

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Slow food, Ireland

I suppose you could say that all food grown or raised in Ireland could be classified as ‘slow’ as the country is so small that you can get from one end to the other in a day. My mother does … Continue reading

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A walk in the wind

We are getting the tail end of Hurricane Katia here in Ireland.  The winds moved in Monday night and I had difficulty sleeping! Tuesday the winds were still very strong, about 50mph.  By late afternoon I couldn’t take being housebound … Continue reading

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A sunny spell, but the winds are still ominous

At about lunchtime today, my mother and I headed to County Louth to spend a few days in her country cottage. The communication has been stiff since the milk incident so I was given warning last night that she was … Continue reading

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