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10 surprising Irish words you didn't know you were using almost every day.

10 surprising Irish words you didn't know you were using almost every day. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Irish is one of the oldest languages in the world. And it's surprisingly more alive than most of us realize.
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Some great words and etemologies here. 
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Ireland Pays Tribute to Choctaw Nation’s Kindness

Ireland Pays Tribute to Choctaw Nation’s Kindness | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
By creating an empty bowl symbolic of the Great Irish Famine formed from the seemingly fragile and rounded shaped eagle feathers used in Choctaw ceremonial dress, it is my aim to communicate the tenderness and warmth of the Choctaw Nation who provided food to the hungry when they themselves were still recovering from their own tragic recent past.
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The great potato famine of Ireland was during the middle of the nineteenth century, a period when "the red savages" of the Americas were being hunted and hounded like animals by the more sophisticated and cultured Euro-Americans. So much for stereotypes.

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A look at some of Irelands strangest ancient Brehon Laws

A look at some of Irelands strangest ancient Brehon Laws | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A look at some of Irelands strangest ancient Brehon Laws
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The best part to me is that poets actually got to charge for their poems. No wouldn't that be grand?

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A 14-year-old girl disproves a college professor's published theory on racism ... by Googling it.

A 14-year-old girl disproves a college professor's published theory on racism ... by Googling it. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
No racists need apply.
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A fascinating story that reminds us how much discrimination exists in history and in the world today. It also reminds us that individuals do matter. My novel, "Widow's Walk" is in part about the Irish experience in America and how many Irish men and women came here with nothing to forge a life. Coming from Boston, I was brought up in the sordid mix of Anti-Irish, Anti-Italian, and Anti-Jewish sentiment that swilled around us. Long ago, I realized that such claptrap existed to keep the "common people" from joining together to change the world. Let us remember that no matter what a person's race, religion, national origin, or sexual identity, we are all more nearly human than otherwise.

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CT Commie Tiger Mommy: Widow's Walk by Kenneth Weene - contemplating Irish Catholic guilt

CT Commie Tiger Mommy: Widow's Walk by Kenneth Weene - contemplating Irish Catholic guilt | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

In the honor of St. Patrick’s Day I am hosting Kenneth Weene, the author of Widow'sWalk, a novel exploring Irish-American identity, spirituality and sexuality.

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Mary Flanagan, the book's protagonist, and I are proud and delighted to be featured on this great blog. Of course, Mary will be doing her penance for the sin of pride; but we are both proud anyway.

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Ireland may allow “moderately” drunk driving

Ireland may allow “moderately” drunk driving | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A controversial new proposal would let rural residents drive after "two or three drinks"
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I read this and immediately thought of my book, Tales From the Dew Drop Inne.  http://mediasuite.multicastmedia.com/player.php?p=aat76pv9 To deny a man a pint is tantamount to sin, but public safety is also important.

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