- Dec 30 2014The Children of Lir story is a beautiful Irish legend. Long ago there lived a King named Lir who lived with his four children, Fionnuale, Aodh, Fiachra and Conn and his beloved wife who would son die. After greiving for his wife King Lir married Aoife. In Dublin As you enter the garden of remembrance your eyes are immediately drawn to the large Children of Lir sculpture at the far end of the garden with the Irish Republic flag waving above it. The sculpture was created by the artist Oisin Kelly as a sign of rebirth and resurrection. The Irish legend is the story of Lir who was outraged after Bodb Derg was elected king of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
- Nov 20 2014The symbolic meaning of the butterfly pendant is similar amongst many cultures throughout time. This delicate Celtic butterfly is a symbol transformation, inspiration, and rebirth. The rebirth is an important belief of the Celts both in the spiritual and physical realms.
- 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 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 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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- A letter from an Irish mother to her son. This hilarious message for Mother's Day is sure to make you laugh out loud and nod your head in agreement. For a good laugh on Mother's Day, forward it to your mother and any other mothers you know. So enjoy this Irish Mother's Letter.
- Feb 15 2014The Irish symbol for sisterhood, the Celtic Sisters Knot heart is a symbol of sisterhood and the strong, eternal bond we share with our sisters and friends. The intricate Celtic knot for sisters is an unbroken line symbolic of an everlasting love.
- Sep 01 2013
Halloween originated with an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween or Sow-in). The Celtic New Year began on November 1. On the last day of the Celtic year, October 31, the Celts believed that ghosts roamed the world that night, causing harm to crops and creating mischief. So on October 31, the Celts dressed in scary costumes, parading around the village in the hopes of scaring away the mischievous spirits.
When Christianity arrived in Ireland, the church named November 1 as All Saints Day to honor saints and martyrs in an attempt replace or over shadow Samhain. Trick-or-treating originated from an All Souls Day tradition. People walked from village to village begging for â€œsoul cakes.â€ In exchange for the "soul cakes" a prayer would be said for the giver of the bread. The more bread they gave away the more people they had praying for their souls. In the 1500s, All Saint's Day becomes All Hallowsâ€™ Day, and Samhain had become known as All Hallows Evening. The
What is the meaning of the Celtic Sisters Knot?
The Celtic Sisters Knot heart is a symbol of sisterhood and the strong, eternal bond we share with our sisters and friends. The intricate Celtic knot for sisters is an unbroken line symbolic of an everlasting love. The stylized triquetra or triple spiral, woven within the Celtic Sisters Knot