The Symbols of Ireland
Mar22

The Symbols of Ireland

I’m afraid you won’t find any dancing leprechauns, pots of gold, or green beer on this list of symbols of Ireland… it’s not St Paddy’s Day and we’re not in a sports bar that calls itself an Irish pub. In honor of symbols day for #FriFotos on Twitter (a weekly, themed photo sharing event), I thought I’d list a few symbols of Ireland… The High Cross Donaghmore High Cross, Co Tyrone...

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My Perfect Day in Dublin
Feb25

My Perfect Day in Dublin

My perfect day in Dublin begins on Grafton Street in the hours before most businesses open their shutters. The street is usually packed with shoppers and buskers, but at this hour only a few solitary people on their way to office buildings can be seen darting around delivery trucks. The bronze Molly Malone statue fits the street quite well in the morning light without tourists posing in front of her for photographs; however, her low...

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#123 Exploring Ingenious Ireland with Mary Mulvihill – AUDIO
Feb02

#123 Exploring Ingenious Ireland with Mary Mulvihill – AUDIO

Episode Guide – Podcast #124 Exploring Ingenious Ireland In this episode, we chat with Mary Mulvihill about Ireland’s science and innovation contributions with a look at the Hill of Tara, Newgrange, the Antrim Coast, Dublin City, and interesting places throughout Ireland CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Our Podcasts are available on iTunes – here’s our link for Techies Show Notes 00:00 Hill of Tara from...

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The Quiet Man Pub for Sale in Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland
Jan01

The Quiet Man Pub for Sale in Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland

Pat Cohan’s Pub played a starring role in the 1952 classic film The Quiet Man… well, the exterior did anyway. In the village of Cong, the building was actually a shop and did not start serving pints until 2008 when it was remodeled into a pub — complete with a replica of the interior featured in the film. The owners are hoping to sell it for €300,000 (about $396,000)… any takers??? More info:...

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The Ancient Art of Irish Storytelling
Nov25

The Ancient Art of Irish Storytelling

Just for you – a sneaky snippet of the Irish in Stories Throughout Irish history there have been many great storytellers and even more epic tales. Irish History’s Oral Tradition grew out of a fear and apprehension of the written word therefore most of Irish history was passed down the generations by bards and storytellers. The fear was that if they wrote anything down there was a chance that it would fall into the hands of...

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History of the Claddagh Ring
Nov22

History of the Claddagh Ring

Celtic jewelry designs are cherished by many, but there is none more recognizable than the Claddagh ring. Claddagh is the name of a small fishing village just near Galway city in Ireland; the Claddagh ring supposedly originated in this area. The Celtic Claddagh ring has three main elements – a heart, which is clasped by a pair of hands which, in turn, has crown above it. The hands signify friendship, the heart embodies love, and...

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