Category Archives: Truly Irish

All About Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day puts a little extra pressure on me every year. Here I am in Dublin, the epicenter of everything Paddy’s Day, so I feel like I should tell you all the things about Ireland for this holiday. Then again, … Continue reading

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Delightful Design / Blas Cafe at the Chocolate Factory

When Michael was on school break last week, we took a little field trip to the Blas Cafe in the Chocolate Factory. I had been meaning to check it out – it’s always great to hear about a new northside … Continue reading

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How Dublin Bikes Took Over the City

This infographic on Dublin Bikes, our city’s public bike system, arrived in my inbox last week and I thought it would be fun to share with you. I get a lot of infographics in my inbox but I usually delete them … Continue reading

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5 Dublin Cafes for Tea Drinkers

I must admit I rarely drink tea, despite living in a country that takes tea very seriously and despite growing up with a dad who drinks tea all day long. I love to drink tea when an Irish person makes … Continue reading

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How to Make Irish Hot Whiskey to Cure the Sniffles

We’ve got a few sniffles in our house at the moment. Nothing severe, but Michael woke up with a bit of a cold. I hate to even call it a cold, since that could encourage them (the cold and the … Continue reading

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Bright Dublin Coffee Shop / Two Fifty Square

I met a new friend for coffee in Two Fifty Square last week, and since I had my camera with me I thought I’d snap a few photos to share the airy cafe with you. Between the tall ceilings, skylights and … Continue reading

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Dublin Flower Shops / Appassionata Flowers

Welcome to round two of our pre-Valentine’s Day virtual flower shop tours! This time, we’re visiting Appassionata Flowers on Drury Street, sandwiched right in between George’s Street Arcade and Cocoa Atelier. (And now that Cocoa Atelier has gone from charcoal to … Continue reading

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Dublin Chocolate Shop / Cocoa Atelier

Why, happy Tuesday night, everyone! Let’s talk chocolate in Dublin (again), shall we? Last week, when I was having my happy little wander around the city looking for pink Georgian doors and flower shops (coming tomorrow!), I stopped into Cocoa Atelier. … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Beat the Dublin Winter Blues

Sunday night, as we drove back from Cork, the temperature gauge on the dashboard hovered between -1 and +1 Celsius. Luckily it was a dry evening or it would have been a harrowing drive. Just the day before, we got … Continue reading

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Five Great Hot Chocolates in Dublin

Good morning from snowy Dublin! Well, snowy might be overstating it, but there were some soggy flurries and it is cold! What better time to talk about the best hot chocolates in Dublin? I’ve been on a hot chocolate kick … Continue reading

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