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

Do You Like this Irish Folklore collection?

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Have you ever seen the National Irish Folklore schools collection? This is a very special resource that can be used to discover just what life was like for your Irish ancestors – the customs, work habits and more. In this letter we look at the story of just one of our readers – and show […]

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

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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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The One-Armed Wonderboy of Oriel

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From the region of Ireland once known as “Airgialla” – later know as “Oriel”, there emerged a soccer player whose skill and prowess at the game was not diminished by the fact that he had only one arm. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. How are things in your […]

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The Last Resident of an Irish Island

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A look at Omey Island: Surrounding the shores of the Isle of Ireland are many smaller Irish islands, each with their own unique heritage, surnames and customs. As the need for jobs and opportunities have forced the islanders to the mainland, the smaller islands struggle to remain populated. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this […]

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An Irish Bard – The Story of a Modern Irish Poet and Storyteller (#204)

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You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with the circle around it). You can also download the show onto your computer by clicking on the download symbol. Enjoy! Episode Summary: Welcome to Season 2, Episode 4 of the Letter from Ireland Show.In this episode, […]

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