We live on the park in New York where there seems to be a parade at least a few times a month for every possible nationality there is. One of the biggest is St. Patrick's Day, which of course thrills my husband. There's nobody named Donahue who doesn't love a St. Patrick's Day parade.
If a trip to Ireland is not on the agenda this year, it's still possible to get a taste of the Emerald Isle here in the States.
Whatever the weather -- fair or foul -- one is warmed just basking in the hospitality, friendliness and good cheer that is a trademark of the Irish.
Everyone who has even a drop of Irish blood has a special spirituality engrained within us -- a flame that burns deep down within our souls, connecting us to the deep spirituality of our roots.
Strong black coffee, whiskey and one level teaspoon of brown sugar stirred into the coffee. Pour the aged heavy cream over the back of a spoon held over the glass... then you drink the coffee through the cream. Heavenly.
It is misguided, I believe, for the Ancient Order of Hibernians to exclude gay people from their St. Patrick's Day Parade. But we should not tarnish this great event because of politics.
First, does anyone really think that students will remember anything from the books' dull and lifeless paragraphs? Today's textbooks contain no stories of actual people. We meet no one, learn nothing of anyone's life, encounter no injustice, no resistance. This is a curriculum bound for boredom.
Surprisingly, corned beef and cabbage is not an Irish tradition. Corned pork and cabbage is more common in the Emerald Isles.
It's been said that on St. Patrick's Day we're all a wee bit Irish, but here are a few celebrities who truly are, though they probably wouldn't be the first you'd guess.
Irish whiskey in the welcome bags? Check. Shamrock cookie cutter wedding favors? Check. Green beer? Check. Intern dressed in a leprechaun costume prancing around the cocktail hour with a pot of chocolate gold coins? Priceless.
Two years ago, Stone Brewing wrote a post on their company blog titled "MustardGate 2010" in which they announced that the Stone Brewing mustard they'...
Accents are funny things, instantly accepted or rejected by their very sound. In New York I was the only kid at school with an Irish brogue.
There's more to St. Patty's Day than shamrocks and pots of gold. We're bringing you recipes featuring a famous Irish stout that has become beloved by the masses. Cheers to celebrating this decidedly jolly holiday to the fullest.
I love the color green. It always makes me think of spring which, this time of year, is very welcome! What better time to collect my favorite emerald-hued gift ideas that are sublime for St. Patrick's Day or any day?
Ten months ago, President Obama visited Moneygall, the town his Irish ancestors once called home, to raise a pint in the local pub.
The color green is fantastic because there are so many shades to choose from and most of them won't make you look like a "leprechaun" or a "Christmas tree," because they will flatter your red locks and features in more ways than one! So, where do you start, you ask?