Monthly Archives: September 2014
- Peaceful Cottage is an Irish self-catering cottage in County Mayo in the West of Ireland. Centrally located to all the best attractions Ireland has to offer. It's an Irish country cottage experience for the whole family. Enjoy the luck of the Irish for as long as you stay.
- The shamrock is most common 3-leaf clover native to the beautiful Emerald Isle. The majestic shamrock was chosen as the national symbol of Ireland because Saint Patrick used the 3 leafed clover to teach the Holy Trinity to the pagan Celts.
- Sep 23 2014
September 23rd, the Autumn Equinox. To Celts - this is the Second Harvest, when the ripe Acorns fall from the wild Irish Oaks and we plant them in fertile soil. This wonderful time is the time when day and night are equal in length. Equinox meaning "equal night".
In Ireland there is an ancient Irish equinox temple at Knowth, near Newgrange (BrÃº na Boinne). Knowth has a 100-foot long passage that only is light by the Sun on the morning of the Spring and Autumn Equinox.The Autumn Equinox is sometimes referred to as the Fall Equinox – Fall means ‘leaf fall’ so together the Fall Equinox means “Leaf Fall Equal Night and Day”.
To the Celtic Druids this is the Second Harvest. A time when the ripe acorns fall from the wild Irish Oaks and they are plant in fertile soi. The “Harvest Moon” was so-
- Sep 20 2014
The Irish princess, Iseult of Ireland (also Iseult La Belle or Iseult la Blonde, "Iseult the Fair"), is the daughter of King Anguish of Ireland and Queen Iseult the Elder. She is a main character in the Tristan poems of BÃ©roul, Thomas of Britain, and Gottfried von Strassburg and in the opera Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner.. Iseult is first seen as a young Irish princess who heals Tristan from his wounds.
According to Arthurian legend, Iseult (also â€œIsoldeâ€) was the adulterous lover of Sir Tristan. Sir Tristan was a handsome Knight of the Round Table. Iseult was an Irish Princess who fell hopelessly in love with Tristan. But Sir Tristan was sent on behalf the King of Cornwall to win Iseultâ€™s hand in marriage for King Mark of Cornwall. This romantic tragedy was used as the basis of â€œTristan and Isoldeâ€ by Richard Wagner, an acclaimed opera.
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- Ireland, like the majority of nations, has a variety of unique Christmas customs that are unique to the country. It is possible that many of these traditions had their origins at a period when the Gaelic culture and religion of the land were being repressed, which explains why they have lasted until present times. Read all about these wonderful Irish Christmas Traditions including the candle in the window, holly wreaths, the Laden table and the Wren Boy procession.
- Sep 20 2014Did you know that one out of ten Americans claims Irish ancestry? Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military.
- The "Pooka" or in Irish pÃoca (Irish for spirit/ghost), is primarily a goblin like creature in traditional Irish folklore.
- Sep 20 2014Creepy Irish Creatures…The Gray Man or Far Liath appears as fog and covers land and sea with his mantle. He obscures rocks so ships crash upon them and darkens the road so that travelers unwittingly stumble over cliffs to their deaths.
- Sep 20 2014The trinity knot is the simplest of Celtic Knots representing a triune God. The Celts believed that the trinity, or the number three was special, everything came in three. The three stages of womanhood, maid, mother, and crone.