A Night at the Dogs: The Reasons why the Irish Love Greyhound Racing

A night spent at the dog races usually encompasses more than just a pack of greyhounds chasing an electronic rabbit around a track. Ladies wear special hats for the occasion. Engagement parties commence around the event. So do hen and stag parties (or the equivalent bachelor and bachelorette parties). To be sure, there’s great craic […]

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Michigan Irish Fest – September 14th – 16th, 2012 – Michigan, USA

If you’ll be in Michigan in mid-September of this year, you may want to attend the annual Michigan Irish Fest, which runs from September 14th to 16th, 2012. This lively festival showcases everything that is beautiful and unique about Gaelic culture, including traditional Irish music, dance and storytelling. This family-friendly event also offer fun activities […]

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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Recently, we explored the connection between red hair and the Irish people; today, let’s look at the way Irish (or Celtic) ancestry plays a role in eye color. Often, green eyes are associated with the Emerald Isle, and many of Ireland’s Titian-haired (red-haired) natives do have “emerald” eyes that set off their fiery tresses to […]

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Where Are the Irish-Americans?

Linked are two maps of where the Irish-Americans and Scots-Irish are located and living. This information was collected from the 2010 US Federal Census and has here been portrayed for us in a map. It’s great to see all of the different areas both the Scots-Irish and in particular, the Irish-Americans are living these days. […]

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