About

Céad míle fáilte !

Choosing the green – it’s an odd choice for one who is neither Catholic nor Irish born. However, I am a woman who has always had a fiery side and who identifies as Irish – even though that blood is a little farther away than I grew up believing. I’ve always been connected to the Emerald Isle through stories, song and history. I am studying the language and have poured over the music, history, politics, and Troubles for more than half my life. Now I’ve even written a book of my own on Irish history.

This blog exists because I want to highlight the women revolutionaries and free thinkers, since they sometimes get lost in the history books. It exists because I love quirky history and have a soft spot for tragic tales and love stories. It exists because even though America has a lot of love for Ireland we rarely hear any real news about it and we should. Finally it exists because after visiting Ireland every couple of years and wishing with all of my heart that I could stay, I need somewhere to put all of my experiences and thoughts until I find a way to stay. It keeps me sane and hopefully entertains others.

Ta mo chroí in Éirinn

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Thom Hickey says:

    Pleased to have discovered your fascinating blog. Return visits in store. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (plenty of irish content – latestbpostbfeaturing van morrison and the chieftains).

  2. oglach says:

    Ever heard the phrase “more Irish than the Irish themselves?” That may possibly apply to you; and you’re quite right about there being precious little media coverage in the States concerning Ireland. I haven’t read all of your posts yet, but if you haven’t written one about that particular subject, it might be a good idea and I’d love to read it if you do.

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