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Folklore Friday: The Four Festivals of Ancient Ireland

Folklore Friday: The Four Festivals of Ancient Ireland

Posted by Olivia O’Mahony on 26th Apr 2019

Before Christianity reached the shores of Ireland around 500 A.D., the beliefs and the practises of the Celtic people echoed those of many others in the rest of Europe. During this time, it was common to worship not one, but many gods, and routinely pay homage to their mercy and might at various poi …
Ireland's Top 17 Literary Sites Ranked

Ireland's Top 17 Literary Sites Ranked

Posted by Jessie Tyler on 24th Apr 2019

With visitors coming from worldwide to see Ireland, it's no surprise is an enchanting land where legend and reality mingle in the written word of its famous authors. it’s now your turn to discover the mystique and charm of the Emerald Isle while discovering the literary attractions of the area. When …
The 5 Best Places to Visit in County Offaly

The 5 Best Places to Visit in County Offaly

Posted by Adam Farley on 23rd Apr 2019

It’s often easy to overlook County Offaly in Ireland’s midlands, a region rich in history but woefully underrepresented on the tourist maps that tend to focus on the rugged western and southern coasts or the picturesque urban east. But while it may be a little off the beaten path, County Offaly offe …
How the Battle of Clontarf Ended Viking Rule in Ireland

How the Battle of Clontarf Ended Viking Rule in Ireland

Posted by Jessica Sommerfield on 22nd Apr 2019

The showdown that was the battle of Clontarf took place on 23rd April 1014, Good Friday. This battle was the greatest battle to take place in Ireland and has been forever marked in Irish history as among the most famous events.In the clash that took place in the break of dawn, Brian Boru, the High K …
Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising: How it Began and Why it Still Resonates Today

Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising: How it Began and Why it Still Resonates Today

Posted by Adam Farley on 20th Apr 2019

On Monday, April 24, 1916, a rebellious group of nationalists united as the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) with 1,600 followers, including the militant Irish Volunteer Force and the Irish Citizens Army (ICA), seized prominent government buildings in Dublin and clashed with British troops. That a …
In Ireland, the Stations of the Cross Is a Tradition that Lives

In Ireland, the Stations of the Cross Is a Tradition that Lives

Posted by ShamrockCraic on 19th Apr 2019

Good Friday is the day Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, died, and was buried. Throughout Ireland on Good Friday, devout Catholics perform the Stations of the Cross, also called the Via Crucis (Latin for the Way of the Cross), or the Way of Sorrows, a series of 14 stops along a spiritual pilgrimage m …