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- Ireland's Thin Places 1 week ago New Year resolution season is here. But fear not! Today’s post about ‘thin places’ shall not take you on a tour of Ireland’s gyms. Instead, we’ll explore the Celtic concept of thin places – surreal physical spaces where heaven and earth seem to touch. Now, I’m well aware “surreal...
- Introducing "Fields of Rye" By Des Garvin 2 weeks ago County Mayo is the setting for Des Garvin’s new book, Fields of Rye, based on the folklore and genealogy of Shrataggle and its surrounding villages. Two hundred years of family histories are shared, including stories of the two prominent families in the area, the Garvins and the O’Malleys....
- Lovely Leitrim 3 weeks ago County Leitrim offers lush landscapes with magnificent mountains overlooking tranquil lakes. This Irish county may not be on many tourists’ radars, but trust me the scenery in Leitrim is simply spectacular. And so today, I continue our alphabetical, photographic tour of the Emerald Isle with a...
- Why Celebrating New Year In January Is A Relatively New Custom In Ireland 3 weeks ago Did you know that marking the beginning of each new year on January 1st is a relatively new custom in Ireland? Believe it or not, this practice is less than 300 years old. Until recent years New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations were very subdued in Ireland. The Irish national folklore...
- A Candle In The Window - An Irish Christmas Tradition 2 months ago Lighting a candle in the window is a Christmas Eve memory I cherish from my Irish childhood. Every Christmas Eve we placed a single red candle in the window. My mother always told me we were lighting the way for Mary and Joseph on their way to find the stable in Bethlehem. Image Credit Our […]
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Website Reviews » There are 49 reviews on Irish American Mom
13:20 PM November 13, 2012
Mairead Geary's blog is a taste of Ireland with an American twist. There is a gentle thoughtfulness in her writing with a dash of humour. I have been following her blog for a year now and have never been disappointed.
03:29 AM November 20, 2012
Can't wait for each installment of her blog. Makes me feel as if I am transported back to one of our favorite countries. She provides such insight and her writing ability is incredible. I love her recipes and especially the step by step pictures which are so helpful.
03:46 AM November 20, 2012
I love all the Irish and English recipes included on this blog, and especially all the tips for cooking success using American ingredients.
03:47 AM November 20, 2012
I adore this blog and here's why. Food is such a big part of any culture, and foolishly we never truly grasp this entirely until we ourselves leave "home" and venture to other parts of the world. Mairead's dedicated work shines through her lovely photos of each step in the process of creating Irish dishes, not only so they can be lovingly created by expats but learnt anew by her new countrymen and women. A total professional and humble in her work her blog is a lifeline, a joy to read and her recipes genuine and tasty to devour!
03:47 AM November 20, 2012
wonderful reading, I have never been to Ireland, but feel like have because of her wonderful, well written blog!
03:54 AM November 20, 2012
Irish American Mom, is a great website for xpats who miss some hard to get Irish food.
04:18 AM November 20, 2012
Love reading Mairead Gery's blog. Love everything Irish, but Mairead gives us more. She gives us Ireland with the mix of American in a way that zeros in to truth, humor, history, and brings an escape of sorts into believing I'm even more Irish than I am.
04:20 AM November 20, 2012
I love stopping by Mairead's blog every week or so to see what's new. She always has such great Irish recipes, and plenty of thoughts to remind me of home. Good luck Mairead Liam @GotIreland
04:41 AM November 20, 2012
Great blog, fine mix of wit, culture, history, interesting and touching personal stories, fantastic photos and facts - and wonderful recipes. I enjoy this blog immensley.
05:45 AM November 20, 2012
I love Mairead's blog, and I'm not particularly a blog junkie. It's got travel, culture, cooking (and the recipes area easy to follow and always come out right). Mairead writes in such a charming and inclusive way that invites everyone right in to her world. Also love that she's becoming Southern now too, living in Kentucky.
08:59 AM November 20, 2012
Mairead knows what Ireland is about and is a genuine writer of what is important in keeping the Irish Heritage and Culture alive. I came accross Mairead's page by accident when i was researching Thatched Cottages. I immediately got in touch with Mairead and out of her generosity of Spirit helped me in my endevour and i have remained a faithfull fan of hers. I love the way she writes and the way that she can cast a light on the important images of Ireland. She deserves every credit that she gets and i will be watching out for her to get this award anxiously.
09:21 AM November 20, 2012
I read this blog in Dublin Ireland and enjoy the Irish/American mix.I love the recipes,photos and wit! I think it's very educational and portrays Ireland in an up to date way.definitely deserves a prize
11:29 AM November 20, 2012
Well written with beautiful photography, this blog is a favorite!
12:39 PM November 20, 2012
13:43 PM November 20, 2012
Love this blog. The blog posts bring back random happy memories and interesting thoughts on the subtle differences between life in America and Ireland. I especially enjoy the recipes, makes it so much easier to cook/bake the food from home with US ingredients and bring me back to the kitchen of my childhood. Thanks Mairead !!
14:06 PM November 20, 2012
A wonderful mix of information and relfection. I throughly enjoy reading it every time.
15:48 PM November 20, 2012
A feast for the eyes and stomach, I love the recipes!!
03:06 AM November 21, 2012
Mairead always has a pleasant way about her, with spot on insights on Irish and American culture. Nice food recipes to boot, well deserving of every recognition.
09:13 AM November 21, 2012
Lovely warm blog celebrating the, often taken for granted, day to day delights of Irish life. Very genuine. smart-ass-free zone.
15:25 PM November 21, 2012
Mairead'd writing is warm and genuine which must be a reflection of the woman herself. Her descriptions of her Homeland are vivid and endearing, no one can read them and NOT want to visit Ireland asap...Irish American Mom is a National treasure to both the country of her birth and the one she now calls home....
00:18 AM November 22, 2012
Great blog. I love reading it and look forward to new posts.
16:35 PM November 22, 2012
Great blog and I often share Mairead’s stories with the readers of my own blog.
19:41 PM November 22, 2012
I absolutely love reading Mairead's posts! The history, food and culture she shares is so wonderful to read about!
20:38 PM November 22, 2012
Fantastic blog - a great mix of stories, nostalgia, chat and food - typically Irish and American! We love it, Mairead!
01:17 AM November 23, 2012
5 Stars from the Irish community in Seoul, South Korea! I loved Mairead's blog about the Letters from America, so poignant and exactly as portrayed.
10:03 AM November 23, 2012
I love reading Mairead Geary's blog. I suppose it takes living away from 'home' to really understand and appreciate the quirky things that make a nation. Mairead's stories are heartwarming, funny, and a real slice of Irish life, viewed from afar.
12:31 PM November 23, 2012
Mairead's blog, "Irish American Mom" deserves this award. She writes so beautifully and with such insight about both Ireland and America. Her wit and charm comes shining through in every post. "Mairead" rhymes with "parade" and if I could, I would give her one! Since I can't, I hope she wins this award. P.S. Her roast potato recipe alone should make her win this!
16:38 PM November 23, 2012
Great blog, fantastic recipes. I can't rate the food section highly enough.
19:39 PM November 23, 2012
Mairead's blog is refreshing and I love her storytelling method. She has wonderful writing ability and I think she is very innovative with her ideas. She gracefully combines the past with the present and connects Irish Americans to our deeper Irish heritage. Her photographs are beautiful and I love that she has cooking recipes. I am very happy that Mairead created this wonderful blog. It is a gem and she has my vote!
20:22 PM November 23, 2012
Great blog. Interesting info and great recipes. Aine D
03:04 AM November 24, 2012
Very well written! Entertaining yet educational & informative. A must read for anyone interested in Irish culture & coming to America.
16:53 PM November 25, 2012
I love this blog, especially the photos of Irelands tranquil unspoilt beaches.
21:12 PM November 25, 2012
I love this blog. Lots of useful information and insights conveyed in Mairead's unique style. She clearly loves all things Irish and is also good at conveying all things good about the US, her adopted home. A great ambassador for both countries. President Obama are you listening!
03:13 AM November 27, 2012
Irish American Mom beautifully takes us to her homeland of Ireland by sharing their customs and food, along with amazing photography! She is a very generous blogger, and I feel so fortunate to have discovered her blog!
14:34 PM November 27, 2012
Interesting website. I like the concept.
16:39 PM November 27, 2012
Both my husband and I love Mairead's blog. He loves it for the recipes and I love it for both her stories and her recipes. As immigrants from Ireland ourselves, we really appreciate learning how to make all the delicious treats from home here in America. I can never figure it out myself and Mairead does all that for me! Personally, I feel like Mairead is talking for me...I suspect we're of a similiar age and we probably immigrated around the same time. I know that she gets it...we're Irish but at this stage we're also American...a foot in both lands so to speak. Keep up the great work Mairead.
17:44 PM November 27, 2012
I love the interesting and insightful mix of both traditions all written with a lovely gentle humour. Keep it up! : )
00:03 AM November 28, 2012
Enjoy your blog Mairead Keep up the good work, Your Irishness is so alive within you .Anne
16:12 PM November 28, 2012
Fun fresh unique!
18:35 PM November 28, 2012
Love the recipe for Scotch eggs. My husband introduced them to me several years ago as we love St. Patrick's Day, even if we're not Irish. The blog is well written, the pictures are helpful and inspirational.
03:09 AM November 29, 2012
Loved the interview with O'Donnell about his book 'Change the Sky.' Really inspiring website, as well.
15:06 PM November 29, 2012
Absolutely love this blog!!!! It brings a taste of Ireland to me - metaphorically as well as literally each time I take out a tray of "Mairead's raisin scones" out of the oven! :) A soulful journey through the everyday of an immigrant, who shows us a great example how one can appreciate the place where he plants his roots and still cherish the grounds on which they have grown upon.
01:36 AM November 30, 2012
Irish-American Mom by Mairead is informative, humorous, and educational. Her talent as a writer is proven by her resourceful insights and experiences. Mairead's diverse blog provides something for every reader: travel, history, culinary, and family.
17:47 PM December 01, 2012
I love Mairead's self-deprecating sense of humor. Her writing style paints a landscape as vivid as the rich photographs that accompany her "Irish American Mom" blog. With a home full of young lads and lassies,I admire her time management skills that allow her time to follow her writing muse.
17:51 PM December 02, 2012
06:03 AM December 03, 2012
This blog offers wonderful insight into the cultural differences between Ireland and America, the difficulties faced when transitioning to live in a new country as an expatriate, and learning to be a mother in a country other than the one you were raised in. I love the fresh, honest writing in all of Mairead's blog posts. She is learning to be an American and while she embraces her new homeland, she has not forgotten the land of her birth. Wonderful entertainment mixed with wonderful recipes.
06:58 AM September 07, 2014
A grateful post for irish american mom. as usual we post several of my blog. Thanks for share.
15:17 PM December 19, 2014
A soulful journey through the everyday of an immigrant, who shows us a great example how one can appreciate the place where he plants his roots and still cherish the grounds on which they have grown upon. thanks
11:03 AM January 10, 2015
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