St. Brigid’s Day, which marks the beginning of spring in Ireland according to Celtic tradition and occurs on February 1st, also called Imbolc is quickly approaching. This year, the celebration of Saint Brigid’s Day will be elevated to the status of a nationally recognized bank holiday in Ireland to honor her.
- Sep 16 2022Certain words such as grá, have been praised in music, poetry, and the art of ordinary speech in Ireland ever since the first lines were inscribed on Ogham stones. These words have been held in high regard ever since the beginning of Irish history.
- William Butler Yeats, who was born on June 13, 1865, is often regarded as one of the most accomplished poets to come from Ireland. His poetry is deeply ingrained in the national consciousness of Ireland.
- Slainté! It’s likely that you’ve already heard of and used this traditional Irish toast at some point. But are you certain that you understand what it implies? Check out our explanation of its meaning, how to pronounce it, and the contexts in which it might be used.
- Jul 11 2022In everyday conversation, you’ll probably still overhear individuals saying things like “please God” or “thank God” out of habit. The reaction of shouting “Jesus, Mary, and Saint Joseph!” in response to a distressing incident is still, for certain people, a somewhat frequent response.
- The art of storytelling as well as the Irish language has a long and storied history in the country of Ireland. This is the result of a confluence of events, the first of which is that our one-of-a-kind language, which was in use a very long time before the English language was developed, has demonstrated the significance of preserving one’s customs and culture.
- Feb 05 2022So, how do you say “I love you” in Irish? A word-for-word translation is not the most practical method of expressing your affection. Learning a few words and phrases rather than translating them is a lot simpler and more efficient method. It may take some time to master the Irish pronunciation of the phrase “I love you.” It’s possible to modify the sound of Irish letters by the letters adjacent to them, since many letters in the language are silent. The good news is that each sentence is followed by an explanation of how to pronounce it.
- "God made a wonderful mother, A mother who never grows old: he made her smile of the sunshine, And he molded her heart of gold; In her eyes He placed bright shining stars, In her cheeks fair roses you see; God made a wonderful mother, And He gave that dear mother to me." ~ Pat O'Reilly, Excerpt from his poem Wonderful Mother
- Apr 04 2015May God bless you at Easter, and keep you all year through. May God give you all the faith you need, to make your dreams come true. May His love and wisdom always help, to guide you on your way. May His light shine down upon you now, to bless your Easter Day. -Author Unknown