Celebrating Irish Blogs and Bloggers on Saint Patrick’s Day

Celebrating Irish Blogs and Bloggers on Saint Patrick’s Day

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona Duit! Join us as we delight in Irish blogs and bloggers in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona Duit! And, if you don’t speak Irish, Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! March 17th is a public holiday in Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Montserrat that commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Today, we’re showcasing Irish blogs and bloggers as a way to join in the fun.

No celebration is complete without food

If we’re celebrating, we’ve got to have good food. Foodies will enjoy One Man’s Meat, where Irish blogger Conor Bofin shares his carefully photographed recipes, well-seasoned with humor. We especially enjoyed his recipe for an English classic, toad in the hole, and this amazing hot smoked duck with orange marmalade.

Hot Smoked Duck with Orange Marmalade, by Conor Bofin.

Hot Smoked Duck with Orange Marmalade, by Conor Bofin.

Ireland in photos

Kildare-based photographer Edward Mooney showcases his work over at EdMooneyPhotography. His photo essay on Donadea Castle captures the beautiful ruins in black and white.

Old Photos of Cork is a gorgeous collection of historical photos taken in and around Cork, curated by our own Donncha Ó Caoimh, an Automattician living in Blarney, County Cork, Ireland. We especially loved this photograph — perhaps the last known photo of the RMS Titanic — seen here leaving Cork Harbour.


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Interested in a little more Irish history? History buffs, culture wonks, and design and type aficionados will enjoy the scenery at Vintage Irish Book Covers, a site curated by Dublin-based graphic designer Niall McCormack.

Celebrating Irish culture

We loved the self-deprecation in the tagline of author Robert O’Byrne‘s site The Irish Aesthete: “This is not an oxymoron.” Lose yourself (as we did!) in his collection of Irish history and architecture.

Looking for a bit more Irish inspiration? Coders will enjoy County Mayo-based Eoin Gallagher‘s Magp.ie, a shiny collection of PHP and JavaScript code discoveries — complete with sample code, of course. Music lovers will get a get a kick out of 7 billion people all alive at once, a site dedicated to Irish musical artists. Longform enthusiasts should check out Ewan MacKenna’s site on WordPress.com, where the celebrated Irish journalist collects his previously published work. Into Irish history? Have a listen to The Irish History Podcast.

Éirinn go Brách! (Ireland forever!)


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