And so it begins…

A month from today will be the last official day for Teach Bhríde Season 2. So strange. This evening we said our first goodbye to our great friend, Fr. John-Paul Sheridan. As he did for the group last year, Fr. John-Paul gave us lifts to and from Dublin each month so we could celebrate Mass […]


I love tradition. Lucky for me, this country and this House of Brigid community are full of so much it! In keeping with the Duffey family tradition, Patrick made sure that there was a bowl stocked with candy for the entire week leading up to Halloween. And per the Pirtle family tradition, our Halloween dinner […]

Grand soft days are neither grand nor soft. Discuss.

I am sitting in bed, cup of coffee within easy reach (Irish living hasn’t converted me to an exclusive relationship with tea), watching the rain lash sideways against the windows, listening to the wind howl. Usually when it’s rainy, people here call it a “grand soft day,” but there’s nothing grand or soft about this […]

The House!!

Hello again from Wexford! Yesterday afternoon the community packed everything up again and moved about a mile up the road to our new home 206 Cluain Dara. The ladies of the parish and the contractors have been working away to have the place ready for us and we are finally in. Beds are made, kitchen […]