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

An Irish Saint Valentine

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Did you know that Saint Valentine has a very special connection to Ireland? In fact, if you visit a special church in Dublin City, you may come across a surprising reminder of this connection…… Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things with you? I hope […]

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The Irish Bard of the Hooley

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Are there any storytellers in your family tree – maybe even an Irish Bard? In this letter, we will visit with a modern day Bard, or storyteller, whose role in society is similar to the role Bards played in the history of Ireland for hundreds of years, that of keeper of the stories and poems, […]

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Have You Had Your Riverdance Moment?

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Many have seen the wonderful Irish music and dance production Riverdance.  In this letter, we will address the feeling that watching a such a cultural extravaganza has on the audience that shares in the heritage presented. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things going with […]

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A Different Sort of Irish Music

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Irish music

Are you a fan of Irish music? Today, we have something a bit different as we look at the music of one man who had his roots in the north of Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are you doing in your part of the […]

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The Stone Circles and Druids of Ireland

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Ancient stone circle

Have you heard of the Druids of Ireland? Long before Christianity reached Ireland’s shores, there was a complex culture of beliefs involving the practices of law, medicine, and the oral tradition. In this letter we discuss the Druids, the ancient intellectual class of ancient Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from […]

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