An Irish ship bringing supplies to the pilgrims likely inspired the first Thanksgiving celebrations after a long, hard winter when Plymouth colony was on the verge of starvation.
The combination of pagan and Christian ritual in Ireland explicitly that gave birth to today’s contemporary Halloween celebrations, including the Jack-O’-Lantern.
The Aran sweater evolved from the Guernsey fisherman’s sweater, taking its subtle detail and turning it into a whole new style of knitting.
The 12 Apostles of Ireland were 6th century monks under the pupilage of St. Finnian of Clonard and are regarded to have established Christianity in Ireland.
According to Irish legend, if you want the “gift of gab,” all you have to do is kiss the Blarney Stone, by leaning upside-down backwards over the highest parapet of a 15th century castle.
The Drombeg Stone Circle is one of Ireland’s most trafficked ancient ruins, and it holds many mysteries and a fascinating past.