Dia Duit! — Irish history
It’s that time of the year again. The pumpkins are out along with the ghouls and goblins. Back home in Ireland, Mammy would be pulling out a hot barmbrack from the oven and I’d be scalding meself trying to eat it. I can almost feel the burnt mouth. There are so many Halloween activities going on with people getting ready for the festivities. It’s all very exciting. But I bet you didn’t know that Halloween actually began in Ireland? It was called Samhain. (Sow-in) ‘Oíche’ means ‘night’ in Irish and so Oíche Shamhna refers to Halloween night. Samhain (Sow-in) was...
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Well! How’s she cutting? (Greetings, friend. How are you?) Well I’ve finally arrived stateside, thousands of miles from my lovely little town of Castlebar, Co.Mayo; a place where the sheep to human ratio is about 50:1. Although moving across the world was a bit scary, I was lucky to have found a small patch of Ireland here, in South Haven, Michigan. I recently graduated from Maynooth University, Co. Kildare with a BA in English Lit. & German and now I'm here, at BiddyMurphy.com as their new Digital Marketing Intern. Here in the office, I’m surrounded by a plethora of products...
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