My Favorite Irish Town…

…..has got to be a tie between two.  Doolin and Portmagee.

Doolin, Ireland

Doolin, Ireland

Doolin has wonderful a wonderful music shop, pubs, music, and the roar of the ocean at its doorstep.

The ocean in all its beauty, Doolin

The ocean in all its beauty, Doolin

Portmagee has the Skelligs right offshore, puffins about, towering hills behind the village, fishing boats in the harbor, and great pubs also.

The village of Portmagee

The village of Portmagee

Gazing towards Portmagee from Valentia Island

Gazing towards Portmagee from Valentia Island

Yet I know my favorite Irish village is also the ones I haven’t discovered yet…the ones that are waiting for the next trip and the one thereafter.  🙂   Slainte, Lisa

Music to Dance To While You’re Fixing Dinner

Had to post an awesome happy feel-good song that I just heard.  It’s  a mix of Irish trad and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” by Irish House Party.  Nice tin whistle work.  Play it while you’re fixing dinner; I dare you to stand still.  🙂  Slainte, Lisa

The Solace of a Sweet Song

The sound of a sweet voice singing a pleasing tune can bring amazing peace and solace to the soul.  This is Marianne Knight from Celtic Crossroads; she has an interesting mix of celtic & appalachian in her voice.  Enjoy “Ned of the Hill.”  It sounds better if you close your eyes and just listen.  Slainte, Lisa