Dia Duit! — experience
The Celtic Cross is one of Ireland’s most recognisable symbols dating back to the Early Middle Ages. They were made famous by the high cross, featured in many churches and graveyards. The origins of the Celtic Cross is not very well known however, many people believe that the circle represents a halo, while others see the ring as Roman sun-god, Invictus. There are many famous Celtic Crosses and High Crosses in Ireland, especially across Ireland’s ancient east - let’s take a look at my top 3! Clonmacnoise Located in the Clonmacnoise monastery, this is Ireland’s most famous high cross dating...
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Last year, on the 16th of July, I bid a teary farewell to my parents in Dublin airport and embarked on the biggest adventure of my life so far. With two suitcases (the size of small cars), I walked through security and onto a plane that would take me to my new life. Seven hours later, I found myself walking out of O’Hare Airport and into the summer heat of Illinois, unaware of the massive journey I was about to undertake. So here’s my story - an Irish girl in the United States! The Summer was hot. I was lucky...
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Dia Duit arís! (hello again) I’m sure many of you know about the troubles that took place 40 years ago in Northern Ireland between the Catholics and Protestants that resulted in many lives lost and ruined. Seeing imagery and videos through the news inspired two Irish immigrants to take action and help out those children caught in the cross fire. In 1975 Project Children was born; an idea by Denis Mulcahy, along with his brother Pat. They had both grown up in County Cork, Ireland, and immigrated to New York, where they joined the New York Police Department. Denis is...
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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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Summer is my favourite time to be at home in Ireland. The days are long and there’s plenty of sunshine to get out and explore! Here is a list of my top 10 favourite things to do during an Irish summer! Although the weather can vary during the months of May, June, July & August, we usually see great long spells of sun - but here’s a TOP TIP anyway; if you really want to be there while the sun’s out, plan your trip for June. June is great for what we call ‘Leaving Cert Weather’. The Leaving Cert is...
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