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The Skellig Islands, Star Wars and an Irish Lent.

Have seen Ireland’s Skellig Islands feature in the most recent Star Wars movies? But, did you know there is also a strong connection between this place and Lent which precedes Easter. And, it’s not what you may think! Read on to find out more. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Earlier […]

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The Irish Festival at the start of a Celtic Spring (#403)

Irish castle

Do you know that there are 4 main Irish festivals to mark the turning of the year? In this episode we cover just one of those festivals that marks the start of a Celtic Spring. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with the […]

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A Celtic Festival to Celebrate

Imbolc

Have you heard of the following Celtic Festival that celebrates the arrival of Spring? Maybe you even celebrate it yourself? Our shared Irish ancestors had a lot of traditions around this festival – and the Saint who became associated with this time of year in Christian times. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter […]

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Tales of West Cork – Will You Come to an Irish Hooley? (#303)

Beautiful Irish House by the sea

In 2017 we held the first gathering of our Green Room members in Ireland – which we called “The Green Room Hooley”. It was a tremendous success and we are now planning our next gathering, based around the town of Bantry in County Cork. In this Podcast episode we share some special memories – and […]

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A Summer Festival – Bealtaine, the Start of an Irish Summer (#211)

Have you ever heard of the Celtic festival of Bealtaine – marking the start of an Irish summer? In this podcast, Carina shares some of her special travels and memories at this wonderful time of year. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with […]

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