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Gaelic Sports – Handball

Very similar to American handball, Gaelic handball is a game where two players (singles) or four players (doubles) use their gloved hands to return a small rubber ball against a wall, with scoring similar to volleyball. Depending on where the ball is hit, either the left or right hand can be used. Gaelic handballers play […]

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Irish Slang Word

“Ciotog” — used for a left-handed person.

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Irish Drink – Cavan Cola

Introduced locally in Cavan, Ireland, in 1978, this dark cola had a dark brown, frothy head and a distinctive taste that set it apart from other sodas. Cavan Cola was so popular in the area that it went national in the early 1990s, becoming a nationwide phenomenon. In 1995, the business was bought by another […]

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Bluebells of Ireland

              Bluebells of Ireland from Glenariff (Glen of the Plough), one of the Nine Glens of Antrim.

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Boston, Massachusetts?

    No, Boston, Ireland: The village of Boston (Irish: Moinin na gCloigeann) is located in north County Clare near the border with County Galway. The village is situated in the parish of Kilkeedy. The ruins of Cluain Dubhain Castle & Skaghard Castle can be found nearby at Lough Bunny.  

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As seen in Pennsylvania

Irish America-Pennsylvania

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County Antrim’s Giant’s Causeway: Located on the Causeway Coast between Portrush and Ballycastle, this World Heritage Site defies the imagination. Over 37,000 basalt columns, most hexagonal and 12 inches across create patterns that are quite similar, but unique formations like the Chimney Stacks, the Wishing Chair, Organ Pipes and Aird’s Snout will intrigue the visitor. […]

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“Devil’s Bit”

“Devil’s Bit” is a mountain in Co Tipperary. According to legend, it got its name because the devil took a bite out of it. There is a small gap in the mountain between one outcrop of rock and another small plateau which is the spot where the devil bit it. He broke his teeth taking […]

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Sold outside of Ireland as Magners Original Irish Cider to avoid conflict with a similarly named English cider, the beverage’s formula is exactly the same, whether it is called Bulmers or Magners. The cider is fermented and matured for up to two years and is made from 17 varieties of apples. Bulmers is available on […]

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New Year’s Greeting

Wishing all our blogger friends a Safe and Happy New Year and a healthy and prosperous 2017.

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