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Category Archives for Irish Culture & Customs

A Celtic Festival to Celebrate

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St. Brigid of Ireland

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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When Laurel & Hardy came to Ireland.

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Something quite magical happened when Laurel & Hardy came to Ireland in September, 1953 – as they pulled into the port of Cobh in County Cork, the following happened…. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are most welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. Well, Christmas is well and truly in the rear view […]

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Is This The Best Irish Memorial Ever?

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How would you like to be remembered? In this letter, we have an example of what may be the best type of Irish Memorial – the type where a song or poem is recorded about your character and exploits. Although, the end result may not always accurately reflect how you lived! Céad Míle Fáilte – and […]

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An Irish Halloween – Stories from “Samhain” (#310)

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Do you have some Irish Halloween stories in your family? Join us as we share some Irish Halloween memories and tell stories from this time of year known on the Celtic Calendar as “Samhain”. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with the circle […]

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Do You Have an Irish Saint in Your Family Tree?

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Irish saint

Have you ever wondered if you have an Irish Saint in your family tree? Here is one Irish family that had both a Saint AND a Martyr in their family tree – and I know that many of our readers are descended from this one Irish family. I’m sipping on a glass of water from […]

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