Stories of Samhain - A Very Irish Celtic Tradition
What does the Celtic festival of Samhain mean? For ancient Celts, Samhain was marked as the most significant of four quarterly fire festivals and was seen as a window to another world.
Posted on October 31, 2023
Summer Solstice - A Spiritual Special Time in Ireland
June's summer solstice has been a special spiritual time in Ireland for centuries. Celtic and Irish tradition is very much alive as every year hundreds of people still gather at sacred spots to mark the longest day of the year.
Posted on June 21, 2023
Knowth - Where Ireland
The passage tomb complex at Knowth is part of a group of megalithic monuments. Built close together around five thousand years ago, they’re a sight to behold in one of Ireland’s most famous historic sites.
Posted on May 17, 2023
Saint Patrick and Saint Brigid - Did Ireland
Did Ireland's two greatest saints know each other? There are many theories about this, but according to some historians, Saint Brigid's friendship with Saint Patrick was well recorded in the ninth century 'Book of Armagh'.
Posted on March 10, 2023
Ogham Stones Back in the News - Survey Underway in Ireland
Ogham is Ireland's famous ancient writing system which has been found as far back as the 4th century BC, carved on ancient tablets and trees throughout Ireland and on manuscripts dating back to the 9th century.
Posted on November 22, 2022
Halloween - Fearsome Irish Ghost Stories
Halloween has some intense Irish roots with stories of hell caves, evil fairies and even animal sacrifice.
Posted on October 21, 2022
What does it really mean to be Celtic?
What defines a Celtic person? A rich culture famed for its language, artifacts and burials, Celtic culture began to develop as early as 1200 BC, but the Celtic spirit is very much alive in 2022.
Posted on September 30, 2022
What is the Meaning of the Tree of Life?
What is the Tree of Life? There is much meaning and symbolism around the origins of the beautiful Tree of Life symbol which is often used in Irish jewelry and crafts.
Posted on May 21, 2021
Celts in the Headlines - National Geographic Spotlights the Celts around the World
The Celts are back in the headlines with an extensive photo essay featured in the acclaimed National Geographic magazine detailing their importance and the impact that they made across the world.
Posted on May 18, 2021
New Bronze Age Tomb Discovered on Dingle Peninsula
An extraordinary discovery made in Ireland's County Kerry this month has made worldwide headlines. An ancient tomb thought to date back further than the Bronze Age was found by a farmer offering an unbelievable look into the past.
Posted on April 29, 2021
Monasterboice – A Magical Monastic Site
Ireland’s Monasterboice is one of the most magical monastic sites in the country and we have now launched a new range of beautiful Celtic Cross necklaces inspired by this world-renowned historic place.
Posted on August 28, 2019
History of Ireland - Battle of the Boyne
The History of Ireland Collection is one of the most sought after lines at Rings from Ireland. A series of important Irish symbols tells the story of Ireland in a beautiful selection of jewelry. The Battle of the Boyne is one of the most seminal stories and the most famous battle in the history of Ireland.
Posted on February 11, 2016
St. Valentine - The Irish Connection
St. Valentine is known the world over as the patron saint of love. On February 14th every year, couples and those looking for love flock to Whitefriar Street in Dublin where his remains lie. Here is the remarkable story...
Posted on February 10, 2016
History of Ireland - Magical Round Towers in Ireland
The story of the history of Ireland can be told in a series of evocative symbols. We look at the magic of round towers in Ireland.
Posted on January 27, 2016
Commemorating 1916 - Bringing Friends and Families from Overseas Together
The Irish government has launched Ireland 2016, an ambitious and wide-ranging national commemorative initiative marking 1916. We look at some of the highlights of this interpretation of Irish modern history, which aims to bring friends and families from overseas together.
Posted on January 19, 2016
Irish Myths and Legends - The Tuatha De Danann
The Tuatha De Dannan were a fascinating and mysterious group of people in ancient Ireland. They were associated with important megalithic sites such as Newgrange. We look at their story here...
Posted on November 20, 2015
Three Best Places to See Celtic Crosses
We look at the three best places in Ireland to see Celtic Crosses. Which are your top sites?
Posted on June 26, 2015
Four Stop Tour of Ireland’s Celtic Sites
Cover thousands of years in just a few days with this four stop tour of Ireland’s Celtic sites. From Bru na Boinne to the Hill of Tara, from Tulsk to Cashel...
Posted on May 26, 2015
Three Best Sites to See Ogham
Ogham is the first known written language of Ireland. Here are three of the best sites across Ireland to see living examples of this ancient language.
Posted on May 13, 2015
Irish Myths and Legends - The Story of Fionn Mac Cumhaill
Fionn Mac Cumhaill (Finn Mac Cool) was a mythical hunter-warrior of Irish mythology. Here is his story...
Posted on May 1, 2015