We are all Irish tomorrow ??????

Saint Patricks day is upon us. March 17th, when the world goes green and everyone and their dog are Irish. Despite what the whole world thinks, us Irish are not all drunks, we don’t spend the day drinking- due to family life, […]

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Taking the piss….

I am a firm believer in, if you can’t laugh at yourself, you have absolutely no right laughing at anyone else. In Ireland, we take the piss out of our friends and family a lot, it is really a form of affection,odd, […]

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My Irish, far too Irish Father

My dad~ Willie. My dad can be the most crankiest man you have ever met. My dad can be the funniest man you have ever met. My dad was a stay at home dad, when we (7 of us) were children. In […]

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My Irish childhood ~ raised by Willie-ism’s !!!!

Our Summers seemed to last forever. I remember the neighbourhood kids calling to our front door not for any of us, oh no, for my father who would throw buckets of water from the bedroom window and tell them to “Feck off […]

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Ireland back in the day!

Childhood…more specifically MY childhood. Born into a family of (what would become by 1990) 9, I was the third youngest or the fifth eldest, depending on your point of view, or how much trouble I was in. My childhood, was, I suppose, […]

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MASS!

We laugh. Despite everything we live with, we laugh. Mass is not something we attend regularly. It’s not that we don’t believe in God; we do. We only go when we MUST go. Mass is no easy place to sit with any […]

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