Wood Werkin’ It at Benchspace at Cork’s Marina

When David Scannell from Benchspace, a local woodworking workshop in Cork city's Marina center, invited me to participate in a woodworking workshop this past Saturday, I was all for it. I love handcrafting anything and they had no idea that at age 19 I was an assistant woodworking counselor at The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp.... Continue Reading →

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A Comparison of Jarred Cranberry Sauces in Ireland

As an American expat in Ireland, Thanksgiving falls under one of the more unique experiences. Firstly, the grocery stores are not chaotic with shoppers seeking sage, cranberries, or the elusive last-minute turkey. Secondly, Ireland's appreciation for good food and family makes Thanksgiving a natural fit. Thirdly, life goes on without fanfare, festivities, or feasts -... Continue Reading →

The Silence of Unshared Milestones

One of the hardest parts of expat life for me is the isolation and silence of unshared milestones. Yes, birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and more still exist and take place, but without much celebration or, for lack of a better word, fanfare. There have been 10 Halloweens here, only one with trick-or-treating. A few Thanksgivings I... Continue Reading →

Happy Halloween

I have neglected blogging here lately, but am trying to get back into the swing of things. One of the first steps to blogging more often is to not feel intimidated by what needs to be posted. Not every post needs to be a lengthy prose on the finer points of brunch in Cork or... Continue Reading →

The Legend of Leapy Hollow

One of the most whimsical elements of Halloween in West Cork is in the town of Leap. Residents decorate with the spirit of the holiday for their annual Leap Scarecrow Festival Here are photos from the town last October. Which is your favorite?

Photos of a Cork Zombie Walk

Each year as the leaves have fallen and the Jack O'Lanterns appear, the Cork Zombie Walk takes place in the city centre. This annual tradition, in spite of the macabre nature, is good spirited and fun-loving. The 2017 Cork Zombie Walk takes place TODAY starting at Three Fools Coffee at 5pm. Here is the event... Continue Reading →

Dockland Opens on Lapps Quay

Dockland, Cork’s new contemporary lifestyle restaurant, deli and bar, officially launches today (Tuesday) on Lapp’s Quay. Dockland is now open from 10am to 10pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 10pm Saturday, and 11am to 7pm Sunday. The new lifestyle restaurant provides dining options throughout the day, along with take-out from the deli. Customers can dine at... Continue Reading →

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Are you ready for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2017? It is coming to Cork from October 27th to 30th 2017. To get you in the spirit, I am sharing a few videos from last year's festival. You can also peek at previous posts about the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Check out the schedule for this... Continue Reading →

Knitted Knockers for Breast Cancer Ireland

Olann and is hosting a #knockeralong at Mad Monk in Midleton on Wednesday, 25 October 7-10pm. Tickets are €20 each and includes a special goody bag. This event is in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland. Thousands of women each year are diagnosed with breast cancer and have to undergo a mastectomy. Knitted Knockers is a wonderful movement of generosity and... Continue Reading →

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