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The Irish are known for their hospitality, and on a recent visit to Ireland, I had plenty of opportunities to experience this welcome first-hand, both in the south, and in Northern Ireland. But nothing says 'welcome' better than sitting around a kitchen table sharing...read more
Ireland has gotten a bad rap for its cuisine, based primarily on preconceptions that all you'll find to eat on the Emerald Isle are traditional Irish stew, potatoes and cabbage. There is, in fact, much more to modern Irish cuisine than this, and you'll find a dozen...read more
I'm not much for horror. I don't go see the films, I don't read the books, and even the cheesy slasher movies – and their spoofs – freak me out. But despite the fact that I prefer to cover my eyes during the scary parts of movies, I was intrigued enough by the...read more
"Careful, or you'll end up in the poorhouse." "That kind of move will land you in the poorhouse." "The Poorhouse." It's an expression that's part of our everyday vernacular, and self-explanatory at that. But there was a time when the threat of landing in the poorhouse...read more