All Things Irish

All Things Irish

Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you! Who was Saint Patrick, and why do we celebrate today? Neither a canonized saint nor Irish, he was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, kidnapped at the age of 16 by pirates, and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but...

Day 14: Macroom and Cashel

Opening note: Kudos to golfer Rory McIlroy on capturing the Irish Open last Sunday. He will donate his winnings in excess of $750,000 to children’s charities. Glendalough (pronounced “Glen duh lock” and meaning “Valley of the Two Lakes”) in County...

Day 10: Tales from Galway

If you look carefully, you’ll spy a skull and crossbones carved under the window in the photo below. This stone structure was built in the mid 19th century–although the window is said to have been part of Galway Mayor James Lynch’s home dating from...