Monthly Archives: September 2014
- Sep 25 2014Peaceful 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.
- Sep 24 2014The 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 2014Categories: Irish Traditions
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. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1995, and the President issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year.
Sports Celebration of Irish Heritage
Population of South Bend, Ind., home to the Fighting Irish of the University of Notre Dame. About 10.4 percent of South Bend's population claims Irish ancestry.
Percentage of the Boston metropolitan area population that claims Irish ancestry, one of the highest percentages for the top 50 metro areas by population. Boston is
- Sep 20 2014
This regal Luckenbooth Thistle Heart necklace has a purple thistle heart design surmounted by the crown of Mary Queen of Scots. The Scotch Thistle is the national flower of Scotland. The Luckenbooth is one of the most romantic traditions from Scotland's rich history. As seen in OUTLANDERthe Luckenbooth is a love
- 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 princesswho 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.
- 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 a 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. The Gray Man (or "Fear Liath") personifies fog and confuses travelers so they stumble over cliffs to their deaths. Then there's the Questing Beast , a bizarre, barking combination of animals (head of snake, torso of a leopard, back legs of a lion, but the hooves of a deer) that wreaks havoc and appears in Arthurian legends.