Easter in Ireland

Those in Ireland, who traditionally observe religious holidays, do so with great reverence at this time of year. As with other holidays, the people of Ireland vigorously clean and whitewash their homes. This time of year is traditionally known as the time to shop for new clothes. Easter marks a new season, a time of […]

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Christmas in Ireland

The Christmas holiday is celebrated all over the world. The manner of celebrating is basically the same, yet each culture’s unique touches gives the season its own special flavor. In Ireland, the Christmas season is a long one with great attention paid to the religious aspect of the holiday. It begins with Advent, four weeks […]

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s feast day, March 17, was observed in Ireland as a religious holiday for thousands of years. Mass was attended, pubs were closed, and people reflected on the man who had brought the word of God to the people. This type of observance began to change in the 1970’s. Then, in the mid 1990’s, […]

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Ireland celebrates the 1916 Easter Rising Centenary

While people around the world celebrated Easter this past weekend, Ireland was gearing up for one of the biggest celebrations the country has seen in 100 years. Easter Week marks the beginning of the events this month dedicated to the 1916 Easter Rising Centenary. 2016 marks 100 years since a relatively small group of rebellion […]

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From St. Patrick’s Day to Entertainment, busy week for the Irish

It’s been a busy week in the world when it comes to all things Irish. Citizens across the U.S. and world turned green for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, celebrating with parades and pints, and tables laden with Irish feasts. It was also eventful in the world of entertainment as well. St. Patrick’s Day […]

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St. Brigid’s Day marks the start of Celtic Spring

Seasons change and time marches on, no matter what part of the world you live in. This week marked an important date in the Celtic calendar, with the official start of the Celtic Spring on February 1st. This event is called Imbolc, one of the four fire festivals, but is better known as St. Brigid’s Day. […]

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Celtic Roots in the History of Halloween

The time has come once again where streets are flooded with Disney princesses, superheroes, and old shaped beings that make the average adult feel out of touch with modern movies and characters. Candy will be handed out by the bucketloads, and people flock to parties for a night of fun and mischief under assumed identities. […]

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Reason to Celebrate Draws Record Crowd to Dublin Pride

Good news makes people want to dance in the streets, and Dublin’s annual pride parade provided just the venue to do that. Tens of thousands, with some estimates reaching 60,000 participants, joined the party this past Saturday, June 27th, easily surpassing and nearly doubling the amount the parade has seen in prior years. Those in […]

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