Everyone in Murphy, NC is a little Irish on St. Patrick's Day!

Real Estate Agent with Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA

Lee & Carol Barbour - Murphy Mountain Living TeamSaint Patrick's Day is in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to the Emerald Isles, as Ireland is known, and the Irish people in the 400's AD. It is truly a day of celebrating Irish history, ancestry, traditions and customs. And as the saying goes everyone is a little Irish on Saint Patrick's Day.

Erin Go Braugh is perhaps the most common Irish term you will hear. It means "Ireland Forever"  Did You Know? Over 34 million Americans are of Irish descent. That's almost nine times the population of Ireland!

Lee & Carol Barbour in Murphy NC Traditional Irish Stew Recipe   

  • 2 pounds lamb shoulder, cubed
  • 8 medium potatoes, sliced, unpeeled
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled, sliced into wheels
  • 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Trim excess fat from meat. Then, cut meat into cubes. Put sliced potatoes, onions, carrots and celery into a large stew pot. Add cubed meat. Add parsley, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Add water to pot. Cover the pot and bring contents to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer stirring occasionally. Simmer stew until meat is tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Add a little water to keep the broth level up.  Yields 4 servings

Have a Safe and Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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Comments (3)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Nice post!    As a 1/4 Irish, I do wear the green...love that everyone claims a little of that Celtic flair!

Mar 16, 2012 01:55 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lee  and Carol,

Whatever the celebration, we are willing to join the fun...That stew sonds divine, and perfect for a rainy day, which we are told is imminent any moment now...oh, they have been telling us this since Wednesday...LOL A

Mar 16, 2012 06:15 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

my mother in law was born in Ireland and my Donald is a first generation American.  Everyone in his family has a shamrock tattoo.  I have some good Irish recipies too.  Enjoy your weekend.

Mar 16, 2012 08:09 AM