Dia Duit! — harp
Posted by Kirsten Fedorowicz on
I have never loved a city as much as I loved Galway, Ireland, which is located on Ireland’s rocky western coast. There is something so special about Galway, a combination of the Irish spirit, energy, and quaintness all shoved into one small city. In the inner city, no cars are allowed. It is only foot traffic that graces the brick paths between colorful shops, all sat next to each other. There are dozens of shops (many advertising the Irish goods that they sell) and plenty of pubs. Galway is well known for being a hub of “trad music” or traditional...
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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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