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St. Brigid's Day in Ireland: Crosses, Celts, and Cars

Posted by Kirsten Fedorowicz on

St. Brigid's Day in Ireland: Crosses, Celts, and Cars

St. Brigid's Day is February 1st! Learn more about the holiday, its cross symbol, and the woman behind it by reading this blog!

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Growing up in Ireland: an Irish Christmas!

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Growing up in Ireland: an Irish Christmas!

Biddy Murphy CEO Ward Gahan talks about his experience of Christmastime growing up in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. It's a full couple of days, from a drunk milkman to the tradition of fox hunting; join him as he takes a trip down memory lane!

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The History of the Celtic Tartan

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The History of the Celtic Tartan

When people think of Celtic culture, sometimes their mind goes straight to a man wearing a patterned kilt playing a matching set of fabric bagpipes. It’s a vivid cultural image, in part thanks to to the rich fabric that man is wearing. The kilt of this imaginary man is tartan, a pattern of interlocking lines of varying width that run horizontal and vertical across the fabric. In Scotland, the Tartans have large cultural significance. The oldest known tartan item in Scotland dates back to the third or fourth century. In early times, tartan would have been homespun with wool. The...

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Irish Crafts: Ancient Hands Crafting Our Future

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Irish Crafts: Ancient Hands Crafting Our Future

Ireland is known as the land of saints and scholars, but it’s also the land of craftspeople! Ireland has a long tradition of developing textile, leather, wood, and metal crafts. Knowing the history of these crafts will make you treasure them even more. Here is the brief history of some of our best-selling Irish crafts! The Irish Sweater The Irish sweater you know and love originated on the Aran Islands, off the western coast of Galway and Doolin. Off the mainland, the Aran Islands are the last point of land until you reach America; covered in stone, the stark landscape...

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A Celtic Wedding: Traditions & Gift Ideas

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A Celtic Wedding: Traditions & Gift Ideas

Thinking of tying the Celtic knot soon? Well let me tell you - there are so many cute Celtic Wedding Traditions that you can incorporate into your big day! That extra wee bit of Irish charm is guaranteed to put a smile on your face as well as giving your marriage an extra bit of Irish luck! Read on to learn more! The Rings Claddagh Rings are very traditional in Irish weddings. The Claddagh symbol stands for love, loyalty and friendship! These are essential ingredients in any relationship! The Claddagh Ring is said to bring good luck for the happy...

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BiddyMurphy.com is a global online retailer for beautifully handcrafted Celtic gifts. We work with a variety of Irish artisans to source authentic jewelry, clothing, and home goods that make unique Irish gifts for all occasions. Some of our best sellers include Celtic Crosses, Trinity Knot necklaces, Irish blessings for the home, and gorgeous wool Irish caps, aran knit sweaters, scarves and blankets. We offer free shipping site wide as well as free returns and easy exchanges.

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