Today is Pancake Tuesday in Alpha. Lent (40 days and 40 nights of fasting before Easter) begins tomorrow, Ash Wednesday. Before we fast, we feast. Hence, Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday. Pancakes are delicious. In Ireland they’re less like the American style of pancake and more like the French style crépe. We mostly eat them rolled up with sweet toppings … Read More
This is part two of my blog series about Irish bands and Irish singers. The last blog post we looked at some of the modern legends of Irish music (other than U2). This post we are looking at the newest superstars that are taking the world by storm. Don’t forget there is a YouTube playlist that accompanies this series. Hozier … Read More
Alternatives to U2… When the topic of Irish music comes up in class, I ask students to name some Irish singers or bands. Nine out of ten students say U2. Now, I really like U2 and unlike many Irish people, I even like Bono. This is not what this blog is about. There are so many other Irish singers and Irish … Read More
Michael Flatley, famous Irish-American dancer, came to fame in Riverdance in 1994. He went on to create his own dance show ‘Lord of the Dance’ and ‘Feet of Flames’. He now lives in Cork in a huge house in Fermoy called Castlehyde. He was a guest on a BBC chat show The Graham Norton Show this weekend. In the video… … Read More
) Failte Ireland (the Irish tourism body) made this fantastic video to get everyone ready for St Patrick’s day. What do you think?
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