Irish Inspirations: Stories and Wisdom That Celebrate the Magic of Emerald Isle

Irish Inspirations: Stories and Wisdom That Celebrate the Magic of Emerald Isle

by Blue Mountain Arts


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Ireland is, without a doubt, one of the most alluring places in the world. But there is more to the Emerald Isle than leprechauns, pots of gold, and shamrocks. It's a land of legends, beauty, friendly people, music, tradition... and so much more.

With Irish Inspirations, you will experience all the things that make Ireland such a magical place. Filled with heartwarming personal essays, stories, and even a bit of Irish wisdom, this book captures the true spirit of the Emerald Isle-so much so, you'll feel like you're the land of mist, enchantment, and inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598424638
Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.
Publication date: 02/15/2010
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Love at First Sight 8

Irish Kindness and Hospitality 10

One More Day 12

Traditional Irish Toasts 14

Hooked on a Single Place 16

Patsy 20

Moved by the Music 23

A Round of Songs at a Pub in Rosscarbery 24

Paying Tribute to Irish Ancestors 26

Coincidence and Courage 28

The Best Outlook on Life 31

A Bit of Irish Wisdom 32

Ireland's Literary Heritage 35

In Yeats' Footsteps 36

True Love in Inis M?r 38

Mom-Mom's Irish Soda Bread 40

Irish Soda Bread Recipe 42

Irish Terms and Expressions 44

Being Irish Is a Blessing 47

A Drop of Irish 48

There Are No Strangers 50

Food, Music, and Friends from the Old Country 52

Some Things Never Change 54

A Traditional Irish Dish: Champ 56

A Trip to Tuosist 59

"Rush Hour" 62

In an Irish State of Mind 63

The Weather in West Clare 64

Romancing a Stone 66

Little Women's Christmas 68

The Rocks of Creg Bherige 71

Childhood Memories in White Park Bay 72

Things Remembered 74

Coming Home 76

Inheriting Irish Values 78

Leaving Beara for the First Time 80

Making Ireland Your Home 83

I Am of Achill 86

The Real Ireland 88

Acknowledgments 92

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