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Book Review Ordinary Dogs
Another in the series of Irish published or Irish culture themed books reviews to help you fill Santa's sack. Ordinary Dogs: A Story of Two Lives is one for dog lovers who will also appreciate a memoir of how two mongrels played a crucial role in an Irish Times' writer's life.
Book Review Red Haired Girl From the Bog
I am often asked to recommend books for people who are preparing for a trip to Ireland. This book never fails to make the top five on my list.
Boxing Day or St. Stephen's?
December 26th is a bank holiday in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, but they are known by different names. Many of the customs surrounding this day have a common theme.
Burning Man Goes Northern Ireland
Burning Man is a famous festival held each year in the Nevada desert. The focal point is burning amazing and elaborate woodend structures and sculptures. But one artist has taken that concept to London/derry, or Stroke City to locals, in Northern Ireland and a peace ritual.
Celtic Spirituality and Ireland
Celtic spirituality has become synonymous with Irish spirituality. Certainly the former informs the latter in many ways. In this article we explore this contribution to Irish culture
City of Saints and Scholars
Dublin may be the capital of the the Republic of Ireland and Belfast the capital city of Northern Ireland. But the city of saints and scholars, Armagh, is the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland.
Donegal Crolly Dolls
A bellaonline.com reader emailed a query about where she might buy a Crolly doll. So began a quest for the answer. It is a tale of Ireland's home cottage industries and post-modern Ireland as well as a merry chase for the curious.
Dublin for Free
Irish Culture lovers will be pleased to find that Dublin has a host of things to do and see that are free.
Every Day is Earth Day in a Global Geopark
Happy Earth Day! It's Earth Day every day in a Global Geopark. Ireland has three UNESCO designated Global Geoparks in recognition of the international importance of both the natural heritage and built heritage.
Generosity Is a Way of Irish Life
According to the Charities Aid Foundation, Ireland has featured in the top ten most generous countries in the world since 2010. This was despite, or perhaps even because, of the economic austerity measures and recession.
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