About Irish Food

It’s a well-known fact that Ireland boasts one of the finest ranges of quality food in the World. This is a direct result of the high fertility of the Irish landscape and experience and agricultural competence of Irish farmers. Additionally, the producers of many foods in Ireland are long-established family-owned businesses who take great pride in their products. See this video about how to make a classic Irish Shepherd’s pie:

Some Irish foods are also historically acclaimed as being influential in their industry. For example, the popular Irish crisps made by the County Armagh crisp manufacturer, Tayto, were the first potato crisps in the World to have flavorings.

These facts have been recognized by many international Irish Country Cooking organizations and consequently, they provide an excellent service of delivering a comprehensive range of recipes for those with a desire to cook as the Irish do! One of the towns to best enjoy traditional Irish food is Limerick. Learn more about Limerick here.

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Limerick You’re A Lady – Drinking Song

The drinking song “Limerick You’re A Lady” was written and sung by Dennis Allen who made it a number one hit in Ireland in 1979. The now still popular song stayed in the charts for over a year.  Since then, “Limerick You’re A Lady” was recorded many times by as many as forty different artists. Here’s a video of Dennis singing “Limerick You’re A Lady”:

The song is actually a classic Irish drinking song and this post will show you a little bit of Limerick’s colorful history. The history of Limerick goes back to the days when it was founded in 812 by the Vikings as a walled city on King’s Island (in the River Shannon), and the town’s 1197 charter. A massive castle was constructed on orders of King John in 1200 which was to be besieged three times during the 17th century.

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A Few Good Reasons to Visit Limerick

A Few Good Reasons to Visit Limerick

4_8_george_street_limerick_pd-image-ireland-calling-600Thinking about visiting Ireland? Well, don’t forget to check out Limerick, a great historic city that boasts great rugby legends, offers sizzling food, and comes with interesting street art.

There’s always something going on in Limerick. The town’s riverside walks, revamped quays, and casual dining food scenes will steal your heart, that’s for sure!

Here are a few good reasons to visit Limerick:

Limerick’s Georgian grid
When you think of Georgian architecture in Ireland, you’d probably think of Dublin, but the country has more to offer. The Georgian grid of Limerick (referred to as Newtown Pery) looks unfortunately for the larger part still like a crumbling wreck, but if you look a little deeper, you’ll come aware of its historic relevance, the quality, and its mouthwatering potential. Even the roughest corners echo the city’s heritage.

Come to Limerick and marvel at the dilapidated fanlights and iron balconies around Mallow Street, and set-pieces like the Crescent on O’Connell Street. Outside of Dublin, Limerick boasts the largest Irish collection of Georgian townhouses. Newtown Pery was founded by the First Viscount Pery in Limerick’s old medieval quarter around the end of the 18th century, and though its demise is obvious, it’s definitely worth a visit.

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Light Moves – music and dance in Limerick

Light Moves, the world-renown Irish festival of dance, film and media arts, is coming back to Limerick for the fourth year in early November 2017. Light Moves will be featuring live music and dance performances, workshops, exhibitions, feature films, family screenings, short film programs, and interesting talks.
To get an impression, check out this 2015 Cáit Ní Dhuinnín video (dance material filmed in West Kerry and screened at 2014 Light Moves  Festival of Screendance in Limerick:

The 2017 edition of the festival of screendance will be taking place in Limerick at Belltable, St John’s Church, the University of Limerick, and Limerick City Gallery of Art.
Light Moves starts out with a couple of events on Thursday night, November 2nd. Dr. Desmond FitzGerald, University of Limerick president, will be launching the festival at Limerick City Gallery of Art (Carnegie Building, Pery Square), at 6 p.m. The Gallery will be screening thought-provoking filmwork throughout the amazing festival.

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Celebrating Birthdays ~ It’s the Only Way to Go!

There are two days I wake up especially early on ~ Christmas and my birthday. They’re both really special days, and I don’t want to miss a minute of celebrating.

As soon as my birthday month begins, I can feel the anticipation building to my day. It’s such a fun feeling.

And it’s not even about getting gifts. No, not at all. It’s about me being me and how on that day, I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to.

Yeah, that’s the rule in our house ~ there’s no shoulds or have tos. And I get to pick what I want to eat.
You see, we’re all so unique. There’s only one me, one special me in this huge universe ~ and that’s worth celebrating! Dr. Seuss says it best:

You see, we’re all so unique.  There’s only one me, one special me in this huge universe ~ and that’s worth celebrating!  Dr. Seuss says it best:

Today you are You, that is truer than true. 
There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

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Best Videos About Ireland

Ireland is a mystical and magical land, small but beautiful. The magnificent scenery of the West of Ireland has inspired poets, painters and writers.
The mountains and lakes are awe inspiring in sunshine or rain. There is much peace and tranquility to be found here.

Everyone wants to visit Ireland – and that’s hardly surprising. Ireland is a charming country, modern and vibrant yet retaining always a sense of history and just of hint of mystery. Irish pubs are so popular they’ve sprung up all over the world, operating in unlikely places such as Budapest and Hong Kong.

Check out these awesome videos about Ireland:

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