In a country as old and mystical as Ireland, there are bound to be some legends that hold on longer than others, from dire wolves to a friendly ghost in a neighborhood pub.
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 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.