Ireland 40 – 29 New Zealand: As It Happened

We interrupt your stumbling around this morning to change the time on every clock in sight for this bit of sporting news. It seems the Cubs’ luck has rubbed off on the Irish. Ireland scored five tries to stun New Zealand, claim a first win against the All Blacks in 111 years of trying and end the world champions’ record run of 18 straight victories.

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Irish Comfort Food: Shepherd’s Pie

As colder days approach, here’s an Irish alternative for those who just don’t fancy a quinoa and baby kale salad with a pint of the plain.

Shepherd’s pie, or cottage pie, as it’s known in Britain, is believed to have existed since around 1791, when potatoes became an available, affordable crop to the poor. This dish was a perfect way to stretch leftover roasted meat.

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How “Féile Na Marbh” or ‘Feast of the Dead’ Became Halloween

Head over to The Old Sod in North Park and Mick Ward will explain it all to you over a pint…

That which we know as All Hallows Eve actually began as a harvest festival several millennia ago in Ireland. Though the evening’s popular colors are black and orange, they might as well be Forty Shades of Green, for the customs of the celebration are as Irish as the shamrock.

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