Winter Sleep

The cold competes with the rain. The Christmas lights in City Centre are still up, but aren't lit at night anymore so they loom above the streets like sad skeletons. Mince pies are no longer advertised in the markets. Snow no longer blankets the sidewalks, ice no longer covers the Canal or the pond at St.

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Eat Irish

My friends and family all want to know how the food is here in Ireland. "How is it?" they ask. "How is it really?" They want to know if I'm suffering, if I'm hiding in bed each morning, frozen by the thought of enduring yet another day of gray meat boiled without salt. Straight away,

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Winter Break Snapshot

So much for the holidays. Back from Cork, back to Dublin, which has somehow been transformed into a Winter Blunderland. The rain turns to stinging hail turns to rain turns to hail again. And now we have snow, too - covering the rooftops and the sidewalks. It falls gently in the mornings and afterwards, the

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