A Letter from Ireland:
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Category Archives for Irish Culture & Customs

“Castle on the Rock of the Fairy”

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Castle Carrigaphooca

Here is the wonderfully named Carrigaphooca Castle which traslates as “Castle on the Rock of the Fairy”

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Fancy living in this castle when it’s finished?

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Great to see so many castles around the country being rebuilt or conserved.

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Castles and cows – it must be Ireland!

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Specifically County Clare – evern more specifically the Dysert O’Dea tower house near enough to Ennis.

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Like to run an Irish Castle for a Day?

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Would you like to run an Irish Castle for a day? Sound exciting? But we’re not just talking about a castle – also the large family estate of lands that surround it.

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The Parting Glass

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Have you heard to old song “The Parting Glass”? An old Irish and Scottish emigrant song – I remember the late Liam Clancy always singing at the end of his concerts. It was the song of forced emigration – sad and melancholy, but very powerful. This photo (which I’ve shown before) of Carina going down […]

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