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A Year of Festivals in Ireland by Mark Graham


ark Graham set himself the challenge of visiting three festivals a week in Ireland for a year. It’s been going so well, he has decided it won’t be ceasing for some time yet. Hence, if you’re not able to visit as many festivals as Mark, you can enjoy reading about them on his blog. An honest, fun, engaging and well written blog, A Year of Festivals recounts the more ‘serious’ festivals such as the 12th July parades in Northern Ireland as well as sharing the joy of music and visiting the more obscure festivals such as the Dublin Bay Prawn festival or the Scarecrow Championships. You get to see the real Ireland in this blog: the positivity, the muck, the craic, the characters, the humour, the ability to create a festival from almost anything. It is almost like reading a ‘behind the scenes’ Irish story. Enjoy. www.ayearoffestivalsinireland.com

From my Kitchen Table by Barbara Scully


arbara Scully writes from the viewpoint of her kitchen table deep in South Dublin suburbia. Her love and appreciation for Ireland shines through the blog posts as well as her frustrations with all its madness and its idiosyncrasies and yes, its politics too occasionally. Barbara’s blog reflects on life in Ireland often showing her pride in being Irish or sharing her joy as she celebrates life as a middle aged wife to one husband, mother to three daughters and owner of four cats and a dog. Occasionally she writes about an Irish issue that really annoys her and these blog posts might come across as belligerent but are always entertaining. One thing is for sure, if you are looking for a blog that provides a ‘warts and all’ take on Ireland and all things Irish, then do check out this blog. www.barbarascully.blogspot.ie

Autumn 2012 Isle 9

Profile for One Little Studio

Isle Magazine Autumn 2012  

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Isle Magazine Autumn 2012  

Premier issue