Dia Duit! — definitions
Posted by Deirdre Murray on
There are so many Irish Symbols out there ! But what do they really mean? Let’s explore the world of Irish Symbology together! The Harp: The harp is one of Ireland’s most iconic symbols! As far back as the 13th century, harpists enjoyed a high status in Irish society for providing people with joy and music. In the 17th century, during the period of the 'Kingdom of Ireland', the pillar of the harp began to be depicted as a bare-breasted woman. When Ireland became the independent Irish state in 1922, a late-medieval Gaelic harp (a cláirseach), the Trinity College Harp,...
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