Blogging After August

Due to my disappointment in the platform this website and blog is currently on, I will not extend its contract in August. I have recently canceled the plan and domain of another website I used to have with them and I do not regret it.

Yes, I will still be blogging about Ireland but it is going to happen on another platform and at a frequency of 2-4 posts per month. This will depend on the topics and the time I’ll have available. In other words, this blog and the German version of it will become less active in time.

The one I mentioned above, which I decided not to extend after February 2019, is now found at Mirjam Fels. It is about home education and writing. My other website called The Christian Homemaker contains posts about homemaking and is written from a Christian perspective.

All of these changes are not only because I’m disappointed in the blogging platform but especially due to the fact that I’m longing to finish my book about dog training by the end of this year. To reach this goal, I’ll have to simplify my writing life and cut down some of the blogging time.

Starting in August, my blog posts found at the web addresses mentioned above will talk about Life in Ireland as well. I will keep you updated on my move. As for now Carmen In Ireland will continue right here.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog/s.

Posted in Events/Locations, Misc | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

St. Patrick’s Day 2019

Big Celebration

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up this Sunday. It’s Ireland’s National Day and celebrated in many places all over the world. On that day, people wear green, attend parades, festivals, Irish dances or banquets.

Stores offer all kinds of greenish things…

… headbands, badges, hats, flags, tiaras, and more.

And, yes, even dogs are celebrating that special day in some form or another. 🙂

If you just moved to Ireland, don’t worry. You will not miss this important day because you will see Irish flags on lamp posts along roadsides and bridges and many of the homes will show at least some sort of decoration around St. Patrick’s Day.

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all!

Posted in Events/Locations, The Irish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Update On Our Life In Ireland and This Blog

Six months have passed since my Welcome post, here at Carmen In Ireland. Thank you for reading my blog and for your continuous support. Here is a quick update on what is going on at our place. I will also let you in on my future plans for writing this blog.

Spring is in the air! It’s lovely to watch the birds and listen to their songs. I cannot get enough looking at all the flowers popping up and bending down smelling them whenever I have a chance. Another thing I really love to do is taking walks at the beach. There is something so special about strolling along the beach and looking toward the Sea (or Ocean). This time of the year the water begins to pull back and soon there will be more and more sandy beach to walk upon – even while the tide is in. ❤

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this month, which means the holidaymakers will be back; most of them will come “down” (south) to get their holiday homes ready for the new season. This also means that our little village’s population increases about tenfold during the holidays. However, early in the mornings, when most of the people are still in their beds, there is enough time to enjoy a lonely, peaceful and quiet walk at the local beach.

Talking about peace and quietness…

Some of you know already that I’m working on a book about dog training. For lack of time and peace, I have not been able to write much over these past months. But I’m very eager to have it finished, and possibly published, by the end of this year. I’ll keep you updated on this.

Some of you, who follow my other blog/s, know that I have had some issues with my provider and therefore switched to another blogging platform. I’m thinking of doing the same with It won’t happen until end of July, though. I’ll keep you updated on this as well.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post/s.

Posted in Misc | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment