January’s birthstone, the garnet, is prized for its healing and protective powers, thought to promote good health, good luck, and was once used to ward off the Black Death.
If you’re single (and looking for love), wear it on your right hand, facing outward; If you’re in a relationship, wear it on your right hand, facing inward; If you’re engaged, wear it on your left hand, facing outward; If you’re married, wear it on your left hand, facing inward
Whatever it is you’re looking for, Belfast has something to offer. And once you’ve discovered this jewel of Northern Ireland, you’ll always want to come back.
The best Irish novels to read right now, from James Joyce to Flann O’Brien, from Sally Rooney to Eimear McBride.
The Irish festival of Lughnasadh, celebrated each August 1st, is the Celtic harvest festival, welcoming autumn, the harvest, and marking the end of summer.
The western city of Galway is a must see. The distinct character of city is a bohemian rhapsody along the Atlantic, and its surrounding area is rich with urbane tastes, astounding nature, great music, and friendly people.