Greetings & Blessings to all,

 Happy New Year!

To hear and see it said in Irish, visit Bite-Size Irish:

We hope everyone enjoyed a safe and happy festive season. We always end ours with a family gathering on the closest Sunday to Epiphany. That was January 8th this year and we were well prepared for a fun time with the family - especially the grandchildren. What we were NOT ready for was a surprise visit from our daughter Catherine  and her partner Jonathan who flew in from Framingham, MA. Herself isn’t known for a loss of words but this time she was totally speechless when she opened the front door and there they stood!  They stayed until the following Wednesday and we all had the best time. So good, it’s hard to let go of the holidays, but we’re just about done with reluctantly putting everything away.

Meanwhile, we are looking forward to what we hope and pray is a healthy, happy and prosperous 2017 - especially the healthy part; and we wish the same for you and yours. Herself is still in recovery mode which is why this will have to be another abbreviated version of our regular missive. But we couldn’t wait until we send out a normal edition as we have a special time sensitive announcement which has been on the web site, but you may not have seen it: 


Win a Biddy Murphy gift box 

Biddy Murphy has joined our collection of Irish shops and to celebrate the new partnership, the shop is offering visitors to our web site and subscribers to our newsletter the opportunity to win a gift box filled with products from Ireland valued at nearly $150. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter the drawing, please send an email to

Please put the words with the words 'Gift Box' in the subject line. Entries must be received by January 31st and the drawing will be held on February 1st.


Also, get 15% off all purchases when you use the promo code IRISHCULTURE at check out.

To visit the shop, please click Biddy Murphy

We have seen first hand what is in the box and the winner will NOT  be disappointed! 

So that’s it until next time. Until then, we will leave you with this toast to 2017: 


“In the New Year, may your right hand

always be stretched out in friendship

and never in want.”


All the best & God Bless,


Bridget & Russ

Get down on your knees and thank God you are still on your feet