Delightful Night of Irish Storytelling

At the Brazen Head in Dublin, Ireland's "oldest pub," we spent a wonderful evening listening to music and Irish folk tales, eating good food and learning about the culture and history of the country. Highly recommended. I love Irish music and the exuberant spirit of the Irish.

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Lure of the Irish

This makes the case for spending a semester living in Belfast. "Poetry reviewer Tess Taylor has just spent the past semester teaching in Belfast, Ireland. She talks about how Seamus Heaney poems and visions of home swirled in her head." https://www.npr.org/player/embed/530929958/530929959

Getting in Touch With Your Inner Viking

Click for History Channel Series, "The Vikings" On my recent trip to Scotland, I learned that I likely have Viking heritage, since the Vikings, or Norsemen, Danes, and Swedes, migrated to or invaded the Inner Hebrides islands and Ulster in northern Ireland, establishing the kingdom of Dal Riata around 500 A.D. One of my distant... Continue Reading →

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