Please come along on the journey with us! Here are some suggestions:
If you know it, tell us about the county, city or village in Ireland where your family originated. If not, tell us about a place that figured prominently in an Irish history book that you enjoyed, or a place that you visited (or hope to visit) that is steeped in Irish history. The Irish place that you describe need not be in Ireland itself. Your entry can include a place where the Irish settled once they emigrated, or a place that has seen Irish culture grow within its boundaries.Entries are due on January 29, 2008. The carnival will be published on February 1, the feast day of St. Brigid, who is as well-known and loved by the Irish as St. Patrick. Hope you'll join us! Click this link to send in your submissions.
Interested in reading previous editions of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture? Our 1st edition Everyone Loves a Good Irish Story, came out in November 2007. The first day of the new year 2008 brought us There's a Pot of Gold at the End of Every Rainbow... (this one focused on Irish research).
I'm looking forward to receiving your story about Irish places for our 3rd edition. In the meantime, happy travels!
Image of O'Brien's Tower courtesy of Jordan McClements.
Pub photo courtesy of John Mullins Irish Pub.