Pat Shortt – Great Craic

January 10, 2014 Bric a Brac
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It’s always tough to get back into the swing of things after Christmas. Here’s a video of Pat Shortt on the Late Late Show which I thought might cheer you up. (caution there may be a little bit of foul language)

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Bless This Pub

January 6, 2014 Bric a Brac
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I saw this in a local pub over the Christmas Holidays. Bless This Pub Bless This Pub O Lord we pray, Keep it open night and day. Bless the Lager and the Stout By the neck or as poured out. Bless the people here within, Give them tonic with their gin. Bless the bar helps …

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Christmas Ads

December 20, 2013 Bric a Brac
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This is my favourite Christmas advert on the TV. It is shown every year around Christmas time for the last few years. I have been to the pub called O’Connell’s shown at 0.46 secs, it’s in county Meath and a real old worlde Irish Pub. What’s your favourite ad?

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Baileys Cream

December 16, 2013 Food and Drink
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If you really like the taste of Baileys Irish Cream Liquer, did you know that you can eat it as well!! Okay that’s a little exaggerated but you can buy whipped cream from Avonmore and spoon it over you favourite desert or cakes and it’s delicious. It contains 4.5% Baileys Irish Cream so then I …

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Rosses Point

December 16, 2013 Connaught
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Rosses Point is a picturesque coastal village in County Sligo. It was made famous by the poems of WB Yeats and painting of his brother Jack Yeats. In the distance you can see Knocknarea on one side and Ben Bulben on the other. It is a beautiful place and well worth a visit if you …

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Irish Stew

December 16, 2013 Food and Drink
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Irish stew is a celebrated Irish dish, yet its composition is a matter of dispute. Purists maintain that the only acceptable and traditional ingredients are neck mutton chops or kid, potatoes, onions, and water. Others would add such items as carrots, turnips, and pearl barley; but the purists maintain that they spoil the true flavour …

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Irish Wholemeal Bread

December 16, 2013 Food and Drink
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Brown bread is enjoyed in most homes throughout Ireland and it’s something that all mothers seem to be able to cook often passing on variations of the recipe. The following is a traditional Irish brown bread recipe for you to enjoy. You can add nuts, wheatgerm, porridge oats and even honey if you wish, but …

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Irish Coffee

December 16, 2013 Food and Drink
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There is nothing quiet like an Irish Coffee on a winters evening. Here is the traditional recipe which you can easily make at home. Ingredients 6 ounces of hot, fresh brewed coffee 1 teaspoon of brown sugar for sweetness 1 ½ ounces of your favorite Irish whiskey Whipped cream Method Whip the cream until it …

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Farmleigh House

December 16, 2013 In Focus
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Farmleigh House is located in Pheonix Park, Dublin. It has a beautiful house, stables and gardens and a nice restaurant overlooking the lake. The house is used for dignatories when they visit Ireland. During the past few years Farmleigh has played host to a number of State visits including Queen Elizabeth II, the Hon. Dame …

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