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HALLOWEEN IT’S IRISH CELTIC CONNECTION

It’s the time of the year when kids dress up in the funniest or scariest costumes, hit the streets, ring doorbells of almost every home in the neighborhood, and get their bags filled with candy. Kids dress up as zombies, Dracula, vampires, witches, goblins, Frankenstein’s Monster, Orcs from the Lord of the Rings and other scary stuff. What a fun time to be a kid ...

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IRISH WHISKEY “WATER OF LIFE”

A Brief History: It’s Origins, Rise, Fall and Current Revival….Ireland is renowned for its whiskey and at any cause for celebration be it a wedding or toasting our Patron Saint Patrick, whiskey is often the drink of choice. The Gaelic phrase “uisce beatha”, which means “water of life”, was the name given by Irish monks of the early Middle Ages to distilled alcoho ...

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THE FRIENDLY IRISH

Ireland the Land of a Thousand Welcomes! Ireland is affectionately termed the land of a thousand welcomes.  It is reflected in the phrase “céad míle fáilte” one hundred thousand welcomes.  So why are the Irish so welcoming?  The answer lies in our cultural past. Under the Brehon laws of ancient Ireland it was once against the law to refuse hospitality to others.  ...

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HISTORY OF AN IRISH AMERICAN

Irish Immigration to America Irish immigration to America was a major contributor to the evolution of the country and helped shape many aspects of its modern culture and prosperity. Irish immigrants and their descendants were essential to the economic expansion of the United States, offering their hands in the building of railroads, infrastructure, bust ...

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CELTIC KNOTS

The Celtic knot is a very popular symbol in Irish art and design but, as often as it’s seen, it’s very unusual to meet someone who knows the full history and meaning behind it. What is it? The Celtic knot is not just one design, it’s actually called Icovellavna, and Celtic knots include a variety of different knots and stylized representations of them. They wer ...