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The Claddagh Origin and a Good Luck Gift.

The Claddagh Origin and a Good Luck Gift.
Irish heritage and culture is rich with history, tradition, and folklore. The reverence for their roots is what has created and spread a distinguishable Irish spirit. The Claddagh ring, which originated about 300 years ago, is only one example of how their...

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...

Who were the Scot Irish?

Who were the Scot Irish?
The term Scots-Irish is an American term it was given to protestant Presbyterian, Lowland Scots. In native Ireland and England these people were called the Ulster Scots. These people came about in the early 17th Century when James 1st became...

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...

Aran Sweater in Duel Survival TV Show

Aran Sweater in Duel Survival TV Show
  What better way to show off your quality wool knitwear than to get a piece shown on a major tv show. Dual Survival. a show on the Discovery Channel,  shows survival expert Cody Lundin wearing one of our blackberry...

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...

Irish is a Celtic language spoken in mainly Ireland

Irish is a Celtic language spoken in mainly Ireland
Irish (Gaeilge) Irish is a Celtic language spoken in mainly Ireland (Éire). There are also Irish speakers in the UK (Ríocht Aontaithe), the USA (Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá), Canada (Ceanada) and Australia (an Astráil). According to the 1996 census, 1.43 million...

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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