A tipple of Irish inspiration for writers and communicators

The Emerald Isle offers more creative power than you can shake a shillelagh at. Here are a few tips to get those green, Gaelic juices flowing throughout the year.

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Dave Barry describes Ireland as a “medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep,” yet creatively speaking, the Irish are giants. You’d be hard pressed to find another land that’s produced such a delightful wealth of music, literature and artistic flair.

The Emerald Isle offers boundless inspiration for writers and communicators of all stripes.

In observance of St. Patrick’s Day, here are five ways to get those Gaelic juices flowing when you need a creative boost:

Buy a few Pogues albums. If you should fall from grace with God,” keep calm, and listen to The Pogues. Shane MacGowan, the band’s inimitable slurring, swaggering frontman, has been hailed as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation—if not the most durable.

MacGowan has lived life to its fullest, to say the least, and it is indeed a “miracle” he’s still alive after many decades of hard living.

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