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Musings, ramblings and thought provoking articles from our team of talented writers - all views expressed are their own!

Irish Stereotypes: What Judgements Exist?

Irish stereotypes - alcohol

I’ll be the first to say I have heard of  Irish stereotypes for as long as I can remember. I guess what mostly entered my consciousness was that Irish people were shorter, red-haired and friendly. So far, this is not offensive but, it does give a generalization or a stereotype of what people might think of […]

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When Your Irish Roots Are Buried by Bureaucracy and Lies

Ireland's stolen babies

For most people, genealogy is a fun hobby.  Stumbling blocks pop up, but they are more intriguing than painful.  Searching for your roots is like solving a mystery, but with very low stakes.  Sure, you might find something scandalous, but odds are it is generations back and no one today is very upset about it. […]

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Learn How to Trace Your Irish Roots

Irish necklace. celtic jewelry

Ireland has a census with family information. However, the census is only effective from the year 1901. Before the census, if people wanted to list who they were and who they were related to, they would go see the parish register. What is even more perplexing is that many of Ireland’s citizens from the last […]

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Mix One Part Wood and One Part Fashion

Celtic necklake, Irish jewelry.

If there is one thing the Irish countryside has a lot of, it’s trees and fences. The majestic areas are picturesque, almost like something out of a poem. Some may find themselves drawn to these areas out of a love for nature. Others may like the romance or nostalgia associated there. Whatever it is, the pull […]

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Why Is the Confederate Flag in Northern Ireland?!

The confederate flag in Northern Ireland

The Confederate battle flag has been a very hot topic in the USA lately, since photos of a self-avowed white supremacist who allegedly murdered nine people in North Carolina have surfaced featuring the suspect with the flag.  Americans have been doing some soul searching about how casual many white Americans are about a flag that […]

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Is Ireland Progressively Leading the Way?

The tricolour, the Irish national flag, flying high

Is Ireland leading the way for new ideas and solutions in the political arena? Because they are a country that has navigated rank and status in ways that are both impressive and puzzling, the latest referendum on same-sex marriage has many curious. Will other countries follow suit? As it appears, Ireland is a possible catalyst in […]

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