Irish Resources

There are many interesting and inspiring Irish websites, blogs and Facebook groups offering windows into contemporary Irish life and culture. Here are some of my favorite (in no particular order):

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Great Irish Blogs

Irish Farmerette — real life for a mother and farm wife

Magnumlady — wonderful pics from Sligo and environs

Foxglove Lane — winner of the Blog Awards Ireland “Best Photography Blog” two years in a row!

An Cailín Rua — life, politics, & the GAA

The Irish Aesthete — a window into Georgian homes and Ireland’s often-endangered built heritage

Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis and Me — an interesting perspective on Ireland

Irish Writing Blog — just what it says on the lid

Green Jam Jar – Recipes, food and humor

Beyond the Wild Garden — gardening and food

Waterford Whispers — satire, they often hit the nail on the proverbial head

Tara Sparling Writes — quirky take on Ireland and books

Mama.ie — parenting and all it entails

With All the Finesse of a Badger — a humorous take on life

140 characters is usually enough —  Donal O’Keeffe skewers current affairs and politics

Greenside Up — gardening & food Best Blog in Ireland 2013!

Awfully Chipper — adventures of an Irish mom in the US

Bealtaine Cottage — Revitalizing a tiny Irish farm with permaculture

Ali Issac Storyteller — Irish myth & other stuff

The Mermaid’s Purse — an artist living in the South East

 

 

Travel Information/Focus on Irish Travel

Vibrant Ireland

Infinite Ireland

Boyne Valley Tours

Got Ireland

 

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Irish History and Archaeology

Irish Archaeology

Laois Archaeology

The Heritage Council

 

Online Irish Communities

Irish Abroad

The New Wild Geese

The Ireland Move Club

 

Irish Authors and Poets

Poethead — Christine Murphy

Women Rule Writer — Nuala O’Connor

Catherine Caffeinated — Catherine Ryan Howard

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Green-Fingered Writer — Elizabeth Rose Murray

Susan Lanigan

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