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The Meaning of Irish Names

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The Meaning of Irish Names

There are a lot of Irish & Celtic names out there that you may have heard… but do you know what they mean? Today we’re going to deep dive into some beautiful names that are popular in Ireland, what they mean and most importantly - how to pronounce them! Saorise (Seer-sha) - Saoirse is the Irish word for ‘freedom’. Recently, this name has come to people’s attention with the beautiful Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. The name ‘Saoirse’ became popular in the 1920’s as Ireland fought for independence from the United Kingdom. Saoirse is such a beautiful name and it’s also...

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Irish Symbols: The Meanings and Histories

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Irish Symbols: The Meanings and Histories

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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