Céad Míle Fáilte!

That is Irish Gaelic for "One hundred thousand welcomes!"

Hello, my name is Michael and I live in Wexford, which is in southeast Ireland.  As you can probably tell, I have an interest in bars - not just because I am Irish, but because I am a barman!  I work at the Ballykealey Country House Hotel.   If you come to Ireland, come by, and I will pull you a pint of Guinness or make you my specialty -
Irish Coffee!

I am married to Mary and I have two grown children, Damien and Caroline and a Basset Hound named OJ.   Last summer, Caroline married a fine fellow named John.
Here are some photos of the wedding.

~ My Favourite Photos! ~


      Joe Kennedy & me                             Gizmo & me                Former President of Ireland,
                                                                                                                                  Mary Robinson & me

- Friends -

I have been on the internet for almost four years and have made quite a few cyber-friends. I have been very fortunate to actually meet several of them. They are:
  Michael McGinnis

Michael and Mary McGinnis visited me in June of 1998. They live in Athens, Tennessee. Both of them are school teachers! Mary teaches second grade and Mike teaches seventh grade math. This photo was taken at Vinegar Hill, near Wexford.

                                                                              Ron & Nat Wyatt - 1998

Ron and Natalie came to visit in September of 1998. Ron is a policeman. He and Natalie are from Lexington, Kentucky. This photo was taken at Glendalough, in County Wicklow.

Guy and Mary Auger - 1998

Mary and Guy visited me from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This photo was taken in County Kilkenny.

                                                                              The Fowlers - 1998
John and Jane Fowler visited from Houston, Texas. This photo was taken at the Ballykealey Country House Hotel, where I work. They visited with their friends, ...

Quin and Marti MacWhirter - 1998

Quin and his wife, Marti visited me in 1998. They are from Houston, Texas. Quin plays bagpipes. You can hear him play on his web page. And by the way, my friend Diane tells me he "ain't too shabby in a kilt!"

Stefano Saccotelli - 1998
Stef visited me from his home in Turin, Italy. Stefano is an author, free-lance journalist, and correspondent for his local newspaper. You can visit Stef's Web Page to learn more about him and his family. This photo was taken at Smithwick Brewery in Kilkenny City.

 Andrew Hooker - 1998

In September of 1998, Andrew and Joanne visited me from their home in Waikiki, Western Australia. Andrew is in the Royal Australian Navy and his hobbies are cycling and worm and snail farming. His web page will tell you about him and his family.

                                                                              Dave & Linda Beehan

Dave and Linda live in Kelligrews, Newfoundland, Canada. Dave works as a police officer and his wife is a nurse. They visited me in Ireland during April, 1999. This photo was taken outside a pub in County Kilkenny in southeast Ireland.

~ My favourite places to visit on the Internet ~

- Friends -

Clay Mateer - Clay is a former Secret Service Agent from Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Shamrock Bob's (Walk through Ireland) - My friends Norene and Bob's page.
Diane Shaw's Irish Page- I talk to Diane and Jim using Q-talk, an internet phone

- Personal Interests -

My Parish
My Other Page
My Real Audio Links Page
My photos page
Do You have ICQ? I have met some really nice people on ICQ.
If you would like to meet people in Ireland on ICQ, try ICQ-Ireland
Wexford - Things to do in my home town.

- Barman's Recommendations -

The Webtender - Recipes for your favourite drinks.
Diane's Irish Toast
Gaelic Pub Terms
Irish Toasts & Blessings
Irish Abroad
Irish Web Site Directory
Guide for Buying Guinness at an Irish Pub
Guide to Pubs in Ireland
More Irish Toasts

- Good Craic at Michael's Cyber-Pub! -

Now if you go to an Irish pub, you just may get asked to "Give us a song!"
So, here are the words to many popular Irish pub songs. I like "Rose of Tralee".
Virtual Irish Pub
Crown Pub

If it's cards you want to play, try My favourite Card Trick!

- Sports at the Pub -

Fishing in Ireland
Fish Photos
Hurling Scores are a must to see who won the bets, but in my pub, we will be watching the Gaelic Athletic Association - A breakdown of football and hurling teams and scores

- Time for a ! -

Irish Jukebox - No punts? No problem!
Just click on your favourite artist and listen!
Irish midis - My favourite Irish songs are here.
In Ireland, many pubs feature live music, which is called a session.
Here is a list of Irish sessions being held around the world.

- Genealogy Sites -

Family Tree Maker
Genealogy Sites on the Internet
The National Archives of Ireland
Quick Guide to Genealogy in Ireland
Trace Your Surname
Genealogy Sites on the Internet

- Miscellaneous Sites -

Travel Guide to the Best of Ireland
Irish Hotel Information
The Irish Times

Good Irish Web Page
Irish News Headlines

Now that you know me, I'd like to know you! Why not Sign My Guestbook?

Or even View My Guestbook?

I would really enjoy hearing from you! Email me:

... or you can Page me with ICQ  
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Hit count since August 6, 1999
I won an award! Thanks, Nancy!

©Shaw's Web Abodes-1998.
This entire web page is copyrighted.

This page was created by Diane Shaw for her friend Michael in Jan. of 1999.
Last update: January 15, 2000