Celebrate Arthur’s Day – Guinness brewer

Today: September 27, 2012 is Arthur’s Day! A day in which we celebrate and raise a glass of Guinness to Arthur Guinness, an Irish Brewer and founder of the Guinness brewery. In 1759, Arthur Guinness took a 9,000 year lease on the four-acre brewery in St. James’s Gate for an annual rent of 45 pounds. Another fun fact is that he went on to have 21 children with his wife,…

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Writer Enrichment: Dublin’s Writer’s Museum

Welcome to Writers’ Uni-Verse-City (or WUVC for short because every university has an acronym), a place where writers/bloggers can meet to discuss the craft of writing in the Internet age. WUVC will involve independent research, setting a curriculum and hopefully finding other participants (like you – readers/bloggers/writers) to: chip in, give tips, suggest books and other materials for study, teach me the ways of the warrior writer, and offer to guest post here at…

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Exploring Dublin, Ireland

Ireland is a country that I’ve always wanted to visit since I was kid. As most people know, Dublin is the capital city and is the most often visited by tourists. Of course going to Ireland, I wanted to visit Dublin, but I was more interested and excited about seeing other parts of Ireland – like the smaller cities and the countryside. But after arriving in downtown Dublin, I was…

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A taste of Ireland

Start you’re day off with a full Irish breakfast. So what do you get when you order a full Irish? Being from Canada, I had a pretty good idea since we are all about the eggs, bacon, hash browns (aka fried potatoes usually in tiny cubes) and toast. When the full Irish was set before me, what I saw was familiar. Like mom’s weekend breakfast to last you until dinner.…

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