St Patrick’s day has come and gone leaving in it’s wake the distinct taste of wretched stomach acid mixed with salted meats and cabbage. It’s hazy memories linger in the painful pulse of thinned blood through a dehydrated head. Now that the world has helped Guinness and Jameson with their profits, I wonder how it […]
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Monday March 17 this year will see a great river in Chicago and the fountain at the White House dyed green. Streets will still see ticker tape and other stains of urban parades lining the gutters. The shops will update their displays with overpriced green wares, t-shirts custom built for college fraternities and competitive drinkers. […]
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Now, we come to March. It is Irish-American History Month in America, and since this is the time when the shamrocks come out and everyone seems to get in to the spirit of a perceived Ireland this is as good a time as any to have that talk and if we are to sing then […]
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Since 1991, America has recognized March as Irish-American Heritage month honoring the lives and contributions of a people who helped make this country what it is. This is one of their stories. She stands just under five feet, chest and shoulders above where a sturdy gravestone would stand. But these days there is no time […]
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This Wednesday, February 18 marks the beginning of the month of Ash. That’s the tree, not the soot. The ancient Celts devised a tree calendar based on the lunar cycle. Trees held great importance to the early peoples of Ireland. In those days, before we trod over all to pave and build, process and […]
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What have the Irish given us? We’ve most of us heard of U2 and the Pogues. Most have heard tell of the splash of whiskey if not been warmed by it themselves. Perhaps you’ve seen bartenders the world over grapple with a Guinness, attempting the proper foamed pour? Or is it possible you’ve never made […]
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In just two weeks, on February 18th, the Lenten season will be upon us. For forty days people of faith will fast and forsake the trivial and material while focusing on the important aspects of life. The official beginning of lent falls on Ash Wednesday, when in many faiths, foreheads are marked with ash to show […]
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This coming Sunday, February 1st marks the Feast of St. Bridget of Kildare. Along with St. Patrick and Saint Columba, Bridget is one of Ireland’s three patron saints. This day is also known as the Celtic festival of Imbolc, celebrating the beginning of Spring and an evening when Bridget goes from house to house offering […]
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When folk talk of passion they are quick to name the French, or the Italians, with their pretty language and florid flattery. No one ever considers the Irish and our lasting contributions to romantic tradition. We here at Irish Celtic Jewelry would like to address that. So, in the spirit of impending Valentine’s day, as […]
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The Irish are known as having the gift of gab. Praying, cursing, exclaiming, exhorting all blather and blarney, chat and craic in ways the rest of the world can only hope to imitate. But does this come from a nation of skilled talkers? Or were these talkers raised in a rich linguistic history, just dying to […]
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