The Rebellion of 1641 marked the beginning of the Irish Confederate War and led to the establishment of the brief Irish Catholic Confederate.
The combination of pagan and Christian ritual in Ireland explicitly that gave birth to today’s contemporary Halloween celebrations, including the Jack-O’-Lantern.
Though Aran sweaters were originally knit with coarse, oil-rich wool, today’s sweaters are made with increasingly soft merino wool.
The Aran sweater as we know it today evolved from a type of Irish fisherman’s sweater worn on the remote Aran Islands in the 19th century.
The triskelion is Ireland’s oldest symbol, signifying the many cyclical triplicities in Celtic belief and life including life, death, and rebirth.
Irish whiskey has several distinctive qualities found only on the island, where whiskey has been distilled by monks since at least the 11th century.