June 2008 Newsletter
Hello Friends

Well, summer is finally here and we can all enjoy the nice weather by taking part in all sorts of outdoor activities. Fishing and golfing are the two top favorite pastimes for the Irish, as well as for the Irish in America and around the world. Another favorite activity is hosting parties and outdoor barbecues. A new feature that is coming soon is 'How to Throw an Irish Party', with Irish theme party ideas for many different occasions, including sample menus, decorations and music. But you don't need a specific occasion to have an Irish theme party; you can have one at any time or for any reason. The secret to a great Irish party is to have plenty of Irish food and drink, and lots of Irish music and dancing.

Irish Wedding Cake

As you know, June is the unofficial start of the wedding season. I have written an article about some of the ancient and traditional Irish wedding customs. I have also made an Irish wedding cake, which we all taste-tested, and it was absolutely heavenly! Many of our visitors love to see the Irish cake recipes and photos and it is one of the most searched keywords on our web site. I have had many requests for more Irish cake recipes so we have added three new cakes since the April newsletter was published: Traditional Irish Wedding Cake, Chocolate Irish Cream Truffle Cake and Irish Lemon Carrot Cake, which was decorated for Mother's Day.

Lou has been very busy adding more new affiliates to LittleShamrocks.com, including Waterford Irish Crystal and Northern Ireland Travel.com, which is also a Site Build It web site. Some of the others are LollySmith.com, and SimplyIrish.com, for many Irish-made wares and gifts. We have received and published another issue of 'The Leitrim Connection' by Gerry Bohan which has become a very popular page. One submission was from a man whose Bohan ancestors came from Killyfea, Mohill; he recollects there might be a connection to some Reynolds from the same area. It is a possibility but there are so many Bohans and Reynolds from Killyfea that it would take a lot of research to find the exact ones he mentioned.

Last, but not least, LittleShamrocks.com is still growing in the ranks of the top one percent of web sites worldwide. We are absolutely thrilled with the success of LittleShamrocks.com, and, again, we thank SiteSell and all of you for keeping us at the top of the ladder. 'Go raibh maith agat' (thank you)!

Until next time...


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