Dia Duit! — irish traditions
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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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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Your First Holy Communion is definitely a big deal in Ireland. I’m not sure how people do it here, but at home, people go all out! I remember mine. It was a really nice day actually - surprising given that I live on the West Coast of Ireland. The Mass was lovely. Mam and Dad had the house lovely for all of my family to have a party afterwards. It should be noted that my family is about 3 times the size of any normal family so there were 15+ Uncles, 15+ Aunts, 3 Grandparents and about 1,800 cousins (might...
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That’s right - Valentine’s Day is barely out from under us and we’re starting straight into Paddy’s Day! Well, what can we say? We’re Irish! It really is the greatest day of the year! So much craic and laughs to be had! We want you to be super prepared for Patrick’s Day 2017. So here I am! At your service! (What is this, a bond film?) Well let’s start with the basics. You’re going to want to be warm! If Paddy’s Day here is anything like Paddy’s Day at home, you’d do well to bring a rain jacket & umbrella...
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There is only one week left before Valentine’s Day (I literally can’t believe it! Time is flying altogether)! I want to make sure you’re prepared. There are three words that everyone wants to hear this February 14th but that seems a bit easy doesn’t it? For that special someone who loves all things Irish, let me teach you how to say all of the important things as Gaelige (in Irish)! Is tú mo stóirín - (Is thoo muh store-een) - You are my little sweetheart! Anything with ‘ín’ at the end in Irish means ‘little’. My mother still calls me...
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