Happy St. Patrick’s Day To You & Your Family!
We are only one day away from celebrating St. Patricks Day and I think everyone in the office is really looking forward to spending the day with family and friends. We were talking about what we love about living in Ireland. I thought I’d share a few of our favourites with you, sometimes I think we may take each of them for granted. The video below may bring back a few memories, Happy St. Patricks Day!
Here are a few things that we love about living in Ireland!
Great Irish Adventures
We can get very caught up with our ‘foreign holidays’ but sometimes we forget about the beauty on our doorstep. We had beautiful weather last Summer, so I’m going to make it my business to visit some of Ireland’s well known sights this Summer. There is nothing more exciting than planning a road trip in the car with family or friends. You have so many options to choose from; the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, Lahinch, Hook Head, the Giants Causeway, Kilkenny Castle and so much more! Check out your options here.
This is something I forgot about until today. Irish mythology and folklore was a huge interest of mine as a kid. The stories about Cuchulainn, the Legend of Oisin & Tir Na Nog, the Salmon of Knowledge etc. Children love listening to these stories. If you are a great storyteller you should get your hands on a few of these stories and read these to your children, it’s magical.
I think we only miss Irish food when we leave the country and then we realise how lucky we are! Our offices are based in Wexford and Kilkenny and I must say we are spoilt for choice with local restaurants and celebrity chefs. We do love our gourmet food but we also really appreciate our tayto sandwiches, Lyons/Barrys tea (I’m not even getting into that discussion), McDonnell’s curry sauce and Club orange. It’s the little things in life!
GAA is the backbone of every Irish community, we talk about it over dinner, we discuss tactics, the players and it’s a conversation starter in every parish in Ireland. We have a few die-hard GAA fans in our offices and I have to admire them for their commitment and passion. When you play GAA it’s like being party of a bigger family. You meet your team every week for training, you go out with them at the weekend and you make friends for life. That’s a pretty special Irish sport!
Whether it’s a session in the smallest pub in Ireland or one of Ireland’s Best Rock Band, we have an amazing level of musical talent in this country. Have you ever been out on a Sunday afternoon and someone brings a Bodhran to play along to our Irish classics? I’m always amazed by some people’s hidden musical talents. The ‘Ould Triangle’ or the ‘Rattlin Bog’ are some of our favourites.
We want to wish you and your family a great St. Patricks Day! Stay safe on the roads on enjoy the day with friends and family.
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