There’s a tradition in Ireland to light a candle in the window, leave the doors unlocked, and keep the hearth fire burning to welcome the Holy Family. We’re happy to share more about Irish Christmas tradition with the help of few of our online friends:
- Felicity’s Blog: An Irish Christmas Eve Tradition
- Irish Culture and Customs: An Irish Christmas – the Day Before
- Irish Culture and Customs: Memories of Christmas Eve Past
- Merry Little Irish Mince Pies
- Engaging Ireland: Christmas Traditions Episode
- Bitesize Irish Gaelic: Phrases for an Irish Christmas
- Irish Christmas Music
- The Irish Connection to the Twelve Days of Christmas
- Recipe: An Irish Kiss for Christmas
- Christmas in Ireland: Married an Irish Farmer Interview
- Perceptive Travel: Oiche Nollag, Christmas Eve
- Every Christmas we listen to this song by our friend Theresa Larkin
In the Perceptive Travel post by Kerry Dexter that we found this video featuring Máire Mhac an tSaoi’s Christmas Eve poem… it’s in Irish but the English words appear in the video.
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