Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Month Of The Irish


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The Month of March
is a time of transition
as most of us switch from a long cold winter
into beautiful sunny warm spring weather.

It is a month that we look forward to seeing GREEN.
Whether we are Irish or not...it's also
a month that makes us think
of Ireland.

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From thatched roof cottages...

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...to the wonderful Irish music and dance.


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Irish Barns.


Wonderful Irish traditional dishes 
such as the Colcannon below...

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...and Irish Stew.

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Irish Soda Bread

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More Irish Cottages

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And of course the Traditional Irish Music.

I'd LOVE to learn to play the bodhran (Irish drum)!


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I've been to an English Pub but not an Irish Pub.
Maybe one day ;)


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Yes this is the month of the Irish.
I hope you wear some green this week ;)

La ar doigh agat!
(Have a good day)

Maura :)









21 comments:

Deb said...

First off, I am sorry about your step-mom. It is hard to lose family. I love this post. I especially love the photo with the Border Collie. So pretty. I have never been to an English Pub but if you are ever in my area I would be happy to take you to our St. James Gate Irish Pub. Great food and beer. Have a wonderful Sunday, Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Verde Farm said...

Oh Maura--these pictures are beautiful and bring back wonderful memories for me. I can tell you I’ve been to several Irish pubs and there is nothing like it on earth. They have little fireplaces with burning sod that I think smells so wonderful. They are often, dark and made of stone and you feel the age and history as you sit in the chairs. A pint is a way of life and the people are so jovial and welcoming. I just love Ireland--I could live there in one of these beautiful thatched cottages for sure :)
Great post friend,
MM

gill said...

We holiday in Ireland every year! A fabulous place with wonderful people!! But rugby fans must have felt they were robbed yesterday!!

Rural Revival said...

A wonderful post Maura! I have a wee bit o' Irish blood in me. I'm a Kelly. : )

Giga said...

Witam. Pękne zdjecia z Waszego pięknego kraju. Pozdrawiam

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh yes!
You've got me convinced I need to go!
My son and dil went on their honeymoon and they loved it!
Great post Maura!
Cindy

Sonya said...

We are hoping to go to an Irish Pub (an American one run by an Irish family) Thursday night.

Country Gal said...

Fantastic post, love the music I was tappin me toes !Have you heard of Lord of the Dance live show, I saw it 3 years ago on stage and have the dvd I just love Michael Flatley ! I have cousins in Ireland that I have never met one day I am going to go there, I have read lots about it.My back ground is British , Scottish and a touch of Irish what a mix lol Have a great day !

Brenda Kula said...

My ex-husband played four instruments and did Irish music. It was so beautiful!
Brenda

Donna said...

The Irish cottages are beautiful! I enjoyed this post ~ thanks for showing us a little bit of Ireland!

Donna

Beatnheart said...

HI Maura, How lovely, cheerful and beautiful. You are really moving along and your blog has become a work of art. Cheers! yes, Ireland, let’s go! I’m all for that...I’d never want to leave.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Maura
Somehow I missed the post about your step-mom and I'm sorry to hear of her passing.
As for Ireland, I would love to travel there and see if I could trace some of my husband's family. Great photos you found and I've been wearing a shamrock lapel pin for a couple of days now.
Judith

Naturally Carol said...

My family has a rich Irish heritage..it is lovely to see beautiful photos of Ireland..love the music too. I'll definitely be thinking of Ireland this week!

Sherri said...

Maura, I just love this post! My husband and Irish-American and we visited all of Ireland 6 yrs. ago for our 25th wedding anniversary-what a time to remember!! Enjoy the month of Green!!

Rural Rambler said...

Maura I am an Irish gal! I love Colcannon, what's not to love? Your pictures are a treat this morning. I am celebrating with the teeny bit of green that was in our yard yesterday but today it is surprisingly covered with SNOW. Enjoy your day at Lilac Lane Cottage!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What beautiful pictures! I think the first is my favorite.

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Lovely photos...thanks for sharing. Although flying is not my favorite activity, I'd LOVE to visit Ireland somday! Until then, we'll eat some traditional foods and listen to some music...and yes, wear a bit o' green! -Mary

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I loved seeing all the beautiful Irish photos! It's a beautiful country and I'd love to visit there someday. Enjoyed this post! I'm sorry about your step-mom, I missed that post somehow.

Catherine said...

We will have St Patrick here this week and a celtic festival!beautiful pictures and music!

celticfairiefae said...

What an amazingly beautiful space you have created here! I just happened upon you while searching for pictures of cottage decor. Your pictures are yummy ahhhhh ~ well that's the feeling anyway (lol). I don't know much about blogs but is there someway I can subscribe so I can have this breath of fresh air delivered to my inbox?
Much Love and Many Blessings,
Shauna
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Dagmar said...

Hi Maura,
Lovely post and may the luck of the Irish be with you! Sad about our loss but what a wonderful story if how your sister found you! amazing..
I just added myself as a follower and I would be happy if you could do the same for me on my blog..we will definalely have to connect on July 1st-and fly the Canadian flag!
Ox
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