A traditional Irish breakfast includes: bacon rashers, sausage, fried tomato, fried potato, mushrooms and black pudding, followed by strong tea.
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May you thank the Lord with all your strength For food and drink and family and friends For His goodness through life’s long length And His promise of love that never ends.
On Nov 28, 1942, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” opened in theatres. It won three Oscars including best actor and best music. It starred James Cagney and Joan Leslie and depicted the life of Irish-American George M. Cohan.
When the Pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts, it was the Indians who shared their food with them and taught them how to plant and grow all the different food found here.
Some say the best of Ireland is in the long memories of her people, repeating stories from the beginning of time.
In the 15th Century there was only one place where the King’s authority was really effective and that was ‘within the Pale’, a ring of fortifications surrounding Dublin. Those living ‘beyond the pale’ were socially unacceptable.
Former unaffordable Irish castles and country homes are being bought up by Americans at about one third of the price in 2006.
“If you hit my dog, you hit myself.” The bond between man and dog in the farming community is a close one. He guards the fields by day and the home by night.
N.I. First Minister, Peter Robinson, Deputy First minister, Martin McGuiness and former First Minister, Ian Paisley have been awarded the International Ellis Island Medal of Honor for their contribution to peace in the north of Ireland.
In 1833 the New York Sun newspaper hired the first ever newspaper boy Barney Flaherty, an immigrant from Co Cork.