Dia Duit! — Biddy Travel Blog
Posted by Deirdre Murray on
Halloween is fast approaching and so it’s time to get into the spirit of things. Ireland is nation covered in history, myths and legends. This is the perfect time of year to remember these ancient stories. So grab a blanket, a cup of tea and imagine the sounds of a crackling fire as we dive into Ireland’s ancient myths and legends! Many believe that Halloween actually began in Ireland. Here it is called Oíche Shamhna. In Irish, ‘Oíche’ means ‘night’ and so Oíche Shamhna refers to Halloween night. Samhain (Sow-in) was a festival that marked the end of the harvest...
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Posted by Chris Kenny on
Dia Duit! (hello) Hello my name is Christopher Kenny, from Northern Ireland and I am the new summer intern at Biddy Murphy Celtic Goods. I am taking part in a cross-community project called ‘Project Children’ which aims to provide 25 university students and graduates with summer internships across America in an attempt to see what life is like in the United States, both inside and outside of work. ...
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Posted by Mary Gahan on
Whenever friends of ours are headed to Ireland, we are always asked for our recommended places to go and things to do! I thought we would document a few of these so we have them at the ready! Kinsale in County Cork is one of my favorite places to visit in Ireland. A cute -- and it really is cute - colorful and quaint town on the southern coast of Ireland. The shops in town are all brightly painted as are the surrounding homes along the seafront. This is a true "foodie" town filled with fabulous restaurants, gourmet food shops, fun pubs,...
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