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Clootie cloths hanging from a tree by St Brigids Well, Kildare, Ireland

All things St. Brigid!

Your Letter from Ireland shorts from St. Brigid’s Day, the 1st of February 2024.

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Irish Origins of British Racing Green - The Irish Origins of “British Racing Green”

The Irish Origins of “British Racing Green”

Journey with us as we uncover the surprising Irish roots of the iconic “British Racing Green.” From the bustling roads of early 20th-century France to the picturesque lanes of Counties Kildare and Carlow, discover how a shade of green, closely tied to the isles, became an emblematic hue for British automotive giants. Is it time to rechristen it “Irish Racing Green”?

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The Surprising Irish Origin of 2 Racing Legends - The Surprising Irish Origin of 2 Racing Legends (#829)

The Surprising Irish Origin of 2 Racing Legends (#829)

Listen to the origins of the iconic Steeplechase in Irish racing history and unravel the surprising Irish roots of the famed ‘British Racing Green’ in a thrilling 1903 motorcar race

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saint brigid cross

The Irish Goddess and the Irish Saint (#805)

We look at the connections between the Irish name “Brigid/Bridget”, Saint Bridget of Kildare and the Irish Celtic Goddess Brigid. This is all very appropriate as we come up to the celtic festival of “Imbolc” – celebrating the start of a celtic spring as well as Saint Brigid’s day. We hope you enjoy! You can…

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Saint brigid's eyes with tree and birds

From an Irish Goddess to Saint Brigid

Céad míle fáilte, welcome to your Letter from Ireland “Shorts”.  Each Tuesday we’ll bring you a quick-read of some of our favourite and interesting Irish things for this week. FAVOURITE PLACES IN IRELAND St. Brigid’s Holy Well, County Kildare. Now you might be wondering “why am I looking at pictures of rags hanging from a branch instead of a well”!…

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