Gunternation » ireland Our life in Ireland Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:15:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Blessed are the Cheese Makers Sun, 13 Nov 2011 23:39:40 +0000 Sheridans Cheesemongers starting bringing a stall to our local market in St. Anne’s. We chatted to the monger frequently enough to learn his name, and then one day a new guy starting coming whom I call Tim, but is possibly named Tom, or even Sebastian. “Tim” is always [...]]]> 7 Foodie Field Trip Sat, 20 Aug 2011 14:05:27 +0000 9 Ireland Past Wed, 17 Mar 2010 15:18:00 +0000 Stephen’s Green 2 The spice burger is no more Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:30:00 +0000 Irish Times the inventor of the spice burger, Walsh Family Foods, has gone out of business. I had no idea the spice burger was strictly an Irish thing. They may have been a tradition for 50 years, but from my one experience with them I think they’re really awful. The one [...]]]> 0 The Irish Times Archives Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:27:00 +0000 website digital versions of certain past editions. Sharon and I spent some time Saturday reading a personal account of the 1916 Easter Rising and it’s fascinating. Sharon walks to work through many of the neighborhoods mentioned in the article, [...]]]> 0 Lucky 13 Wed, 24 Sep 2008 20:08:00 +0000 A few weeks ago Bill told me he had made a reservation for our anniversary dinner, and that it was going to be a surprise. On the evening we hopped in a taxi and Bill asked the driver to take us to Stephen’s Green. A large proportion of Dublin restaurants [...]]]> 0 Jerpoint Abbey Sun, 31 Aug 2008 20:31:00 +0000 As mentioned before, Bill and I visited Jerpoint Abbey a few Sundays ago, after our Relaxation Weekend in Kilkenny. Jerpoint is one of best preserved abbeys in Ireland, having been maintained by the Kilkenny Archaeological Society since the mid 19th century and under protection as a national monument since [...]]]> 0 Back to K-Town Sun, 24 Aug 2008 19:14:00 +0000 After a few weeks spent close to home, last weekend Bill and I ventured to Kilkenny. We’ve been to Kilkenny before, but didn’t get to explore the area as much as we’d liked because our car broke down. The Mighty Polo is in better form these days (more or less) [...]]]> 0 Nollaig Shona Duit Mon, 31 Dec 2007 16:07:00 +0000 0 Treats for Santy Wed, 26 Dec 2007 16:50:00 +0000 Apparently in Ireland Santa gets to enjoy mince pies and Guinness. Perhaps he should make Ireland his last stop.]]> 0