Irish American Mom

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Irish American Mom
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  • 19th Century Irish Immigrants Who Made Multiple Journeys To America 1 year ago 19th century Irish immigrants to the United States did not always remain in America. Many made the journey across the Atlantic ocean on more than one occasion. I explored this idea in a previous blog post, Did Irish Immigrants In America Ever Return To Their Homeland? Two of my own...
  • Everything You Need to Know About Irish Pub Culture 1 year ago You’ve probably seen or heard of Irish pubs but are you familiar with Irish pub culture? The pubs of the Emerald Isle aren’t like your typical bar in North America. Pubs are characterized by a unique culture and fascinating pub etiquette. The Irish pub is an essential stop for anyone visiting...
  • Ultimate Summer Vanilla Raspberry Ice Box Cake 1 year ago Vanilla raspberry ice box cake is a vintage recipe and a shoutout to years gone by, when this type of cake first became popular in America. You may wonder why is it called icebox cake? Before electric or mechanical refrigerators were available people used ice boxes to keep things cool. This type of...
  • Layered Blueberry Salad 1 year ago Layered blueberry salad is an impressive meal, especially when served in a tall, glass trifle bowl. When I’m having a summer get together, this easy to assemble salad can be prepared in advance, and truly impresses guests. Berry salad featuring blueberries, strawberries and pecans is one of my go...
  • Irish Holidays You Should Know About 1 year ago Have you ever wondered which Irish holidays are most significant or which holidays the Irish observe? Many of us are familiar with St. Patrick’s Day, but what other important holidays are part of Ireland’s rich culture and heritage? Today I’m sharing the most significant holidays celebrated... Expat Blog Awards 2012: USA Gold Award!

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Website Reviews » There are 49 reviews on Irish American Mom

Martine Brennan
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.

Barbara Duffy
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!

Linda Hawkins
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!

Bobby Morrell
03:54 AM November 20, 2012

Irish American Mom, is a great website for xpats who miss some hard to get Irish food.

Mary Smith
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

Alyse Smith
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.

Mary Daughtrey
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.

Mary Hoban
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.

Fiona Fenton
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

Candy Hargett
11:29 AM November 20, 2012

Well written with beautiful photography, this blog is a favorite!

Emily Kate
12:39 PM November 20, 2012


Sean Kelly
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 !!

Peter Hurley
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.

Frank Foley
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.

Ciara O'Brien
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!

Una M
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.

Julia Barnickle
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.

Kay G.
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!

Molly Maguire
16:38 PM November 23, 2012

Great blog, fantastic recipes. I can't rate the food section highly enough.

Bronwyn De Maso
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!

Aine Dillon
20:22 PM November 23, 2012

Great blog. Interesting info and great recipes. Aine D

Ann Williamson
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.

Maureen Murphy
16:53 PM November 25, 2012

I love this blog, especially the photos of Irelands tranquil unspoilt beaches.

Annette O'Connell
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!

Bonnie Banters
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.

Regina Lawless
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.

Anne M
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! : )

Anne Jackson
00:03 AM November 28, 2012

Enjoy your blog Mairead Keep up the good work, Your Irishness is so alive within you .Anne

Anne And Co
16:12 PM November 28, 2012

Fun fresh unique!

April Burch
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.

Laura Johnsrude
03:09 AM November 29, 2012

Loved the interview with O'Donnell about his book 'Change the Sky.' Really inspiring website, as well.

Krystsina Paulikava
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.

Debbie Chartoff
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.

Steve Tearman
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.

Niamh Murtagh
17:51 PM December 02, 2012

Great blog!!!!

John Maloney
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.

Nelly Rahman
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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