An American girl in Dublinby Annie Tanner
- Springtime in Dublin - Flowers in bloom, playing co-ed tag rugby, and joining a choir
- My top ten favorite Irish foods in most of Ireland's grocery stores - from Tayto crisps to Ballymaloe relish
- Irish Signs: An ongoing personal collection of funny signs from around Ireland - PHOTOS
- A native reeling from the Boston Marathon explosions and thoughts on "feeling safe" in the United States
- Almost climbing Croagh Patrick - the treacherous rock terrain and hiking the path of Ireland's most famous pilgrimage
The bureaucracy, it never ends!
What a woman. What a museum!
Back home in Boston, my mom is training to run Rás na hÉireann USA, a really fun, local Irish-American 5K race. Every year the race fills to capacity, and in mid-March (obviously), streets close down and are filled with rivers of shamrocks and leprechauns and flags. I ran it years ago – to date, the only 5K I’ve run – and it was so much fun. The medals that the race organizers gave out at the end of it were Celtic knot-covered bottle openers on a long green ribbon, and all the local Irish pubs were free for an hour for the runners. Too bad I wasn’t yet 21 at the time.