Monthly Archives: October 2011

Irish Christmas

When does the Christmas Season begin? Before Halloween, if the profusion of red and green packaging in the stores is a guide. But, officially? It seems to take a big holiday to get the ball rolling. Thanksgiving turkeys in America … Continue reading

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Halloween in Ireland

Halloween in Ireland used to amount to spring cleaning. In some neighbourhoods, folks contributed their old tires, off cuts of lumber, rags, old mattresses and assorted garage detritus to a large central stockpile. The whole was liberally doused with gasoline … Continue reading

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