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Fun, Fashionable, and Totally Irish! Men’s Fall Fashions for Any Occasion

Fun, Fashionable, and Totally Irish! Men’s Fall Fashions for Any Occasion
While it may seem a little ways away, fall will be soon upon us, bringing with it cooler temperatures, bonfires, warm coffee, and more. Fall is the best time for fashion (spring is a close runner-up), and men’s styles are...

All About Claddagh Rings

All About Claddagh Rings
With hands outstretched, grasps tiny but unbreakable on a tenderly shimmering heart, a powerful crown adorning the fixture and oozing strength, the Claddagh Ring – whether nestled snugly on the fingers of married couples, hanging loosely and stylishly off the...

Everything you need to know about St. Patrick's Day

Everything you need to know about St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day began as a Christian feast day in early 17th-century Ireland and has morphed into an unlikely international phenomenon. Now every year on March 17, the Irish people and their fans celebrate the holiday across the world with...

FLAT CAPS 101: A BRIEF HISTORY

FLAT CAPS 101: A BRIEF HISTORY
"A cloth cap is assumed in folk mythology to represent working class, but it also denotes upper class affecting casualness. So it is undoubtedly classless, and there lies its strength. A toff can be a bit of a chap...

The Story of Guinness

The Story of Guinness
Imagine opening a small coffee shop - your first ever business - and deciding to sign a 9,000 year lease on the space. Some would call that bravado, others sheer insanity, but that’s exactly what Arthur Guinness did on...

Traditional Dress of Ireland in the 1800's

Traditional Dress of Ireland in the 1800's
The traditional dress of Ireland during the early days was inspired by the Gaelic and Norse costumes. It consisted of check trews for men worn with a fringed cloak or mantle, or a short tunic for both men and women...

An Irish Immigrants American Dream

An Irish Immigrants American Dream
I was 19 years old and sitting in a bar with all my friends, but suddenly I felt all alone... I was moving to America tomorrow. All that was going through my mind was why, but I knew I needed...

History of Pewter

History of Pewter
A Summary of the Nature and History of Pewter Pewter is a blend of metals made up primarily of tin with the remainder being copper, alimony, bismuth, and lead in various amounts. This blend of metals is called an alloy...

Ireland Research - Idetification, geography, history, food, economy

Ireland Research - Idetification, geography, history, food, economy
Identification. The Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann in Irish, although commonly referred to as Éire, or Ireland) occupies five-sixths of the island of Ireland, the second largest island of the British Isles. Irish is the common term of reference for...

The Book of Kells and Illuminated Manuscripts

The Book of Kells and Illuminated Manuscripts
The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript from the eighth century. It is currently located at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. The images and icons in this book of gospels are Christian; however, the decorative style of the work...

THE IRISH IN THE UNITED STATES BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR

THE IRISH IN THE UNITED STATES BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR
The emigration of the Irish to the United States in the mid-19th Century has sometimes been referred to as “from the frying pan into the fire.  Conditions which motivated the Irish to leave their homeland were deplorable in both the social and the...

The Potato Famine of 1845

The Potato Famine of 1845
Starting in 1845 the farmers of Ireland no longer owned their land, it was taken over by the British and all the farmland had been turned into English plantations. The farmers who had been used to working for themselves had now...

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