Gift of the Gab - Why the Irish are a Nation of Storytellers
Irish people like to talk! The tradition of storytelling is almost as ancient as Ireland itself. The country has one of the richest folklore traditions in the world which has survived through the Celtic culture of more than 2,000 years.
Posted on November 20, 2023
Trinity Knot - Timeless with a True Meaning
What is the Trinity knot? Timeless with true meaning, this Celtic symbol of love is one of the most well recognised Celtic designs.
Posted on October 10, 2023
Ancient Irish Wedding Traditions that Might Surprise You
Are you - or someone close to you - 'tying the knot'? Did you ever think about where the phrase comes from? It's an ancient Celtic tradition that might surprise you.
Posted on June 16, 2023
Claddagh and Aran - Why These Irish Symbols are Having a Moment
Claddagh rings and Aran jumpers pop up everywhere throughout the seasons and are having a moment right now like never before across the world.
Posted on May 29, 2023
Bealtaine - Why May is such an important Celtic Month
Traditionally held on May 1st or about mid-way between the spring equinox and summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, it marks the return of the light and the start of summer in Celtic Ireland. Celebrations continue throughout the month still in parts of the country.
Posted on May 10, 2023
Saint Patrick’s Day Greetings - the Irish Way
Whether you have Irish ancestry or just want to jump on the bandwagon and join the party, why not try these Saint Patrick's Day greetings - the Irish way!
Posted on March 14, 2023
5 Surprising Facts about Saint Patrick
Myths and mischief, stories and legends - Saint Patrick never fails to fascinate. Here are 5 lesser-known facts about Saint Patrick's Day that just might stop you in your tracks.
Posted on March 9, 2023
Surprising Things that Irish people do at Christmas
Lots of shopping, exchanging of gifts, a focus on food - Irish people celebrate Christmas just like everybody else around the world. However, there are some surprising things that Irish people do at Christmas that are unique and set us apart!
Posted on December 13, 2022
Memories of Traditional Irish Halloween
While this time of year is huge worldwide, this ancient festival has its roots in Celtic Ireland and it seems when it comes to memories of a traditional Irish Halloween, the more bizarre the better!
Posted on October 25, 2022
3 Things that only happen at an Irish wedding
There’s something uniquely magical about wedding celebrations and that’s usually because there’s often a level of spontaneous fun that creates guaranteed talking points afterwards. So what are those little things that distinguish an Irish wedding?
Posted on September 16, 2022
Do you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day the Irish way? As always, the secret is in the language, the words, the poetry and of course the music.
Posted on February 10, 2022
Why Saint Brigid is Back in the News
Saint Brigid is back in the news in Ireland in a very big way.
Posted on January 28, 2022
What is the Celtic Tree of Life?
The Tree of Life of Crann Bethadh is found throughout Celtic history, culture and faith. But what does this symbol, much loved by the Celts, signify and what are its origins?
Posted on January 11, 2022
Irish Christmas Traditions - With a Twist
Ireland is famed for its traditions at Christmas and it’s a time when the country and people are at their best. Traditionally the weeks of celebration leading up to the big day always start on December 8th and the partying goes on well into the New Year in homes across the country.
Posted on December 9, 2021
Academics Join Up To Protect Ireland
Ireland’s important ancient writing system Ogham has been given added protection with news that Irish and Scottish academics have come together to use the latest in technology to preserve this very special language. The aim is to also give the ‘amazingly clever’ writing system of Ogham wider attention.
Posted on November 9, 2021
Samhain - A Special Season of Surprises in the Celtic Tradition
Samhain is a very special season in the Celtic tradition. Marking the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter or the darker half of the year, the celebrations begin on the evening of 31st October, as traditionally the Celtic days began and ended at sunset.
Posted on October 27, 2021
10 Irish Love Phrases With Huge Impact!
The Irish language has some of the most beautiful ways in any native tongue of proclaiming ‘I love you’ and whether you want to share that sentiment with a child, husband, wife, partner or friend, here are some beautiful phrases to declare your love and affection in Gaelic.
Posted on September 24, 2021
Autumn Equinox - Celtic Light and Dark
This time of year is a very special one in the Celtic calendar and traditionally known as an important step between light and dark. The long summer nights have now passed and this is a period of transition as we move to the darker evenings and the approach of winter.
Posted on September 17, 2021
Traditional May Day Customs and the Celtic Festival of Bealtaine
May Day. May Day! It’s time to celebrate the ancient and spiritual Celtic festival of Bealtaine.
Posted on April 30, 2021
Who were the Claddagh community of Galway?
Who were the Claddagh community? The Claddagh ring is known worldwide and is one of the most instantly recognizable and best loved symbols of Ireland but the rural community that the name comes from has a much lesser known history.
Posted on April 13, 2021