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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.
Contemporary Irish Literary Culture
Ireland's past has a rich literary culture with four Nobel literary laureates. But the current literary culture is just as rich and even more varied. Here are some of my favorite contemporary Irish authors.
Does Heritage have DNA?
Stories are the DNA of heritage and culture. The stories collected by those schoolchildren in 1937 and 1938, and the setting them out in neat cursive penmanship, are like genetic markers on a string of DNA in the human body.
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.
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