The History and Symbolism of the Celtic Cross
Feb03

The History and Symbolism of the Celtic Cross

Celtic Crosses dot hundreds of cemeteries across Ireland and Scotland, as well as Wales, England, Europe, and beyond. Few symbols are as recognizable as the Celtic Cross as the embodiment of Celtic Christianity. It is popularly believed that St. Patrick introduced the Celtic Cross in Ireland, during his conversion of the kings from paganism to Christianity. Some also believe it was St. Columba or St. Declan who introduced it. Other...

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#140 Feeding Your Soul on Clare Island and on Your Trip to Ireland – AUDIO
Jan30

#140 Feeding Your Soul on Clare Island and on Your Trip to Ireland – AUDIO

Carl O’Grady takes some time to talk about the wonders of Clare Island and Corey offers a few tips that will help you take a second look at your travel plans and assure you don’t over extend your itinerary. Have a listen and feel free to read the show notes: CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen Photos from Clare Island: Sheep on Clare Island Ballytoughey Loom Napoleonic Tower on Clare Island Chocolate Cake from Anna's Cafe on...

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Postcard from Ireland: Kells Priory, County Kilkenny
May12

Postcard from Ireland: Kells Priory, County Kilkenny

In September 2011, we visited Ireland on our honeymoon. Every place we went to was more beautiful than the next and the people in all parts of Ireland were simply amazing. During our travels we had the pleasure of staying at the Lawcus Farm Guesthouse in Kilkenny, Stoneyford Co. The owners, Mark and Anne-Marie Fisher, told us of a Priory that was nearby. We took the short drive from their Bed & Breakfast and came across beautiful...

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Postcard from Ireland: Loher Stone Fort
May10

Postcard from Ireland: Loher Stone Fort

In County Kerry just off the N70 between Caherdaniel and Waterville, overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, stands the Loher Stone Fort. Had we not had a local friend for a guide we would never have known it even exists. It can be a bit tricky to locate but if you know what you are looking for it is worth the hunt! We found it much more interesting than Staigue Fort, besides being easier to get to, and free! As you can see, the day was...

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#137 Time Travel in Ireland with Archaeologist Neil Jackman – AUDIO
Mar24

#137 Time Travel in Ireland with Archaeologist Neil Jackman – AUDIO

Part of Ireland’s allure comes from its extensive collection historic sites, and we owe much of what we know about these places and their accessibility to archaeologists who study them and help us understand the people who came before us. I had the opportunity to chat with archaeologist Neil Jackman about his favorite places in Ireland and about how visitors can better experience some of Ireland’s most unique and fascinating places....

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5 Good Reads to Learn About the Winter Solstice in Ireland
Dec21

5 Good Reads to Learn About the Winter Solstice in Ireland

Today is the winter solstice… the shortest day of the year… the official start of winter; and a day that has captured the imaginations of humans for millennia. In Ireland, there are many locations that appear to have connections to this specific day. Below are a few articles that may shed some light on the topic: 10 Amazing Winter Solstice Experiences in Ireland – Pól Ó Conghaile reveals that Newgrange isn’t...

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