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All Things Irish Round-up

Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Top 'o the Mornin' to ya, My Lovelies!

I love March.  It's a special month to me and one of my very favorites.  Throughout the years I've celebrated milestones and other special occasions in March, especially St. Patrick's Day, the Patron Saint of Ireland.  In celebration of this month, I've put together a little round-up post honoring the Emerald Isle.

I always like to decorate with greens and other colors during March.  Here is a small sampling of St. Patrick's Day Decor:

A few of our favorite Irish recipes have been featured on the blog, including Guinness Beef Stew.  Here are a few others:

AND:  I love reading books set in Ireland.  

Click HERE for a round-up of wonderful literature set in Ireland.

Currently, I'm reading a book set in Ireland written by Tana French, author of the Dublin Murder Squad Series.

This is a great series

So far, I am enjoying this new book!
This is a stand alone novel, not part of a series.

According to Gooreads:

Retired detective Cal Hooper moves to a remote village in rural Ireland. His plans are to fix up the dilapidated cottage he's bought, to walk the mountains, to put his old police instincts to bed forever.

Then a local boy appeals to him for help. His brother is missing, and no one in the village, least of all the police, seems to care. And once again, Cal feels that restless itch.

Something is wrong in this community, and he must find out what, even if it brings trouble to his door.

This book will be featured on Literary Friday in the near future!

Do you decorate for St. Patrick's Day?  How will you be celebrating this year?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Yum the irish spud looks pretty yummy. Everything green and irish is lovely RJ. Happy Wednesday. xoxo

  2. My grandson can do a cool Irish accent

  3. This post makes me so very happy! I am Irish, and my Dad's people came from Tyrone County Ireland in the mid-1700s. I celebrate in small ways - a recipe, a candy dish, a table setting. But I love Spring, so the combination is exhilarating me. I love all your offerings in this post - the table setting, the spuds (yum!), the books set in Ireland....I really hope to go to Ireland some day and see what I imagine its beauty first-hand.

  4. Lots of pretty here! I haven't read Tana French and should -- I love a good mystery!

  5. Lots of St. Paddy's day fun here RJ, and I love that you included books! Maeve Binchy used to be one of my favorites, I must read one of her books again soon!

  6. The book sounds like a good one. I like all your decorations and the yummy food to celebrate March. YUMMY!

  7. So much March loveliness! I'm not Irish, so we never celebrated or decorated for the holiday when I was young, but my birthday is in March and green is one of my favorite colors. Lucky me!!

  8. I am loving all things Irish with you RJ. I am of Irish heritage, O'quinn from my mom's family. I usually celebrate with food and a few vignettes using souvenirs from my travels there. Enjoyed this post so much.............

  9. I loved seeing your Irish decor, Ricki Jill, and seeing your yummy food. My late beloved hubby and I visited Ireland on our dream vacation, and oh, the memories! I’ll be sharing more on my next post.
    I’m intrigued by some of the books that you mentioned.


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