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Yeats, Mystic and Statesman
William Butler Yeats was an Anglo-Irish poet who used his gifts to further the cause of Irish liberation. He was a senator in the first Senate of the Irish Free State in 1922.
Wrong Way on the Round About
Driving in Ireland is tough for tourists who arenīt familiar with driving on the "wrong" side of the road. A new signage scheme that uses only the Gaelic place name promises to complicate matters further.
When Power Corrupts
"Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Werewolves of Ireland
The winds are quiet on the bog and there's no light but the big harvest moon, do you really want to go out walking...alone? Beware the Clan Allta wolf man. Read on for the story of the Irish Werewolf.
For the Irish, being fat is a terrific source of shame. The descendants of the Irish famine often have complicated relationships with food. For some, the solution is clear.
Uilleann Pipes and Howling Dogs
The uilleann pipes are Irelandīs "bagpipes." The music produced by the bellows, bag, and chanter can be otherworldly, or it can be earthy and passionately human.
The Wild Burren of Ireland
The Burren of County Clare is one of the most unique environments on Earth. Revenant of the last Ice Age, it is home to rare birds, butterflies, contradictory plant species, a multitude of caves, dolmen, and oddities beyond number. Read on for more on the wonders from the rugged, rocky Burren.
The Traditional Irish Wake
Though it is a bit of an exaggeration, the stereotype of the Irish wake is that of a big party, and the only one without a hangover a week later is the deceased. Every family now has its own new traditions, but some Irish traditions don't change.
The Holy Wells of Ireland
The Holy Wells of Ireland are believed to provide the faithful with special spiritual and physical blessings.
The Guinness Legacy
The story of the beginning of the Guinness name in Ireland.
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