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The Fascinating Story of Halloween

The history of Halloween is a long and fascinating one, but one that is still shrouded in mystery. This unique celebration is thought to trace its origins to a Celtic festival known as Samhain....

Battle of the Boyne: Battle of the Battles

This event happened on the outskirts of the town Drogheda on the east coast of Ireland on July 1, 1690 with each of the opposing armies on either sides of the River Boyne. James soldiers who are...

The Legend, Symbolism, and Use of Claddagh Rings

A young man kidnapped by pirates and enslaved, the woman who waited for him, and his gift to her upon their reunion - this is the enduring legend behind the Claddagh ring. The Claddagh's lore dates...

The Gaelic Paranormal: A Review of Ireland's Most Mysterious Sites

Ireland is a land long steeped in history, with a strong tradition of story and superstition. From fairy forts to ghost riders, the paranormal has always had a place in Irish culture, and its most...

Create your own cave-art murals

Perhaps you have a 'macho' little boy who likes all things primitive, and collects pterodactyls and dinosaurs. Or perhaps you just have a 'difficult' room that you don't know what to do with - it's...

Ireland, Leprechauns, and the Blarney Stone

St. Patrick's Day comes round but once a year on March 17. Although a few of the more popular bits and pieces of Irish lore seem to be known by many, quite a bit more is hidden away. Even those who...

Three Days to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Resurrection Day, also known as Easter Sunday, is connected to the historical Jewish Passover, which Jesus celebrated with his disciples on the Thursday evening before The Resurrection. The history...

Artful Easter Eggs

Coloring Easter eggs is a time-honored tradition for many households. But if the children have reached an age where dipping eggs in dye is simple too facile, the following techniques offer greater...

Fascinating Saint Patrick's Day Facts

Everyone turns a wee bit Irish around Saint Patrick's day but do we really know why? Probably because it's fun to wear shamrocks and drink green beer. Here are several fascinating Saint Patrick's...

The history and traditions of Saint Patrick in Ireland

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Scotland or Wales around AD 385. He was in the family of the Calpurnius and Conchessa and his given name was Maewyn Succat and the family had...

Men in Green- The Leprechauns

Small in stature, Leprechauns, dressed in Kelly green with black boots and belts with big gold buckles, have been the guardians of ancient treasure for centuries. These magical, mystical men donned...

St. Patrick's Day: Of Saints and Leprechauns

St. Patrick's Day generally seems to be an excuse to wear green while downing some Irish beer and munching clover-shaped cookies. Originating in Ireland, this holiday is celebrated anywhere that...

Irish Quotes

The Irish are known for being wise, comical, clever, and revolutionary. This collection of 42 Irish quotes represents all of these unforgettable qualities of Irelands people. A man's errors...

Newgrange - BrĂș na Boinne

Ever seen a structure older than the Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Giza? You haven't seen old until you saw this one of a kind site which dates as far as the prehistoric period. Newgrange, or...

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