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St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and the celebration of his feast day is inspiration for much merry-making. Whether you're Irish 24/7 or find a drop of Irish in you for March 17, the nature of the Irish is hospitable, so everyone gather round for a little fun this St. Paddy's Day.
St. Patrick's Day Parades
Though there's much brouhaha over New York's Paddy's Day Parade, a marvel the world over to be sure, the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin touches "a Yank" deep to the core.
St. Patrick, Shamrocks, and Irish Tenors
On St. Patrick, shamrocks, and a great Irish tenor, John McCormack.
St. Valentine’s Relic in Ireland
St. Valentine is the patron saint of lovers. His relic in the Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin is a draw to the romantically inclined every February 14th.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians
A history of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
The Banshee In Irish Culture
Some information on the "Banshee," the mythical guest who is a harbinger of an impending death.
The Black Irish
A brief discussion on the term "Black Irish" and its meaning and derivation.
The Celtic Cross
The Celtic Cross, a powerful symbol of Christianity in Ireland, is seen in churchyards and by roadsides, but curiously enough, these ancient symbols predate Christianity.
The Claddagh Ring's Romantic History
Here is the legend of the romantic history of the Claddagh, an Irish symbol of love and friendship. The Claddagh is a symbol known worldwide, an affirmation to the loving spirit of the Irish people. Wear it as a ring, earrings, and in home decor to proudly display your own love, loyalty, and friends
The Creators Book Review
"The Creators: Individuals of Irish Foods" by Chef Dianne Curtin rides the crest of the real food movement. Traditional methods and real ingredients from the home of Irish artisan and fresh, organic foods---southeast Ireland, Cork in this case.
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