An Gorta Mór was a KEY turning point in modern Irish history. But did the dependence on Irish Potatoes really cause the tragedy? Understand THE FACTS of the Irish Famine.
Irish jokes primer, featuring classics from down the years, the latest jokes on the street, and some we've made up just for the craic.
Poteen? What's this nonsense? Everyone knows the national drink of Ireland is _ _ _ _ _ (_) _. Well, yes, Irish whiskey has traveled the world over, and is surely up there with the best of them. But, is it actually the national drink?
The first in a series of articles exploring all aspects of the Irish love affair with potatoes. Discover in Part I how the potato came to Ireland in the first place. And how initially it was only meant for animal consumption.
The local love for Irish bacon is not just about taste, it’s far more deep-rooted than that. The Hallowed Hog long ago became embedded in the soul of the Irish, shameful though He may be..
Part III of the series Irish Potatoes: The Spud in Irish Food Traditions. Taking a longer historical perspective, this part examines the power dynamic embedded in Irish potatoes. Because not so long ago, potatoes in Ireland meant power over human destinies...
Part II of our Irish Potatoes series on the greatest love story (n)ever told. Uncovering how this extraordinary plant-based diet(y) came to seize Irish life. Shaping the national psyche, exploding the population, and initiating the descent to doomsvillle..