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Feasts and Festivals

aka Féis agus Fleadh (say that fesh ahgus flah) these are more than parties but celebrations aiming for epic scale with mighty cráic. See also the fun subcategory of céildhs.

Body, Mind, and Spirit star
Ireland is often called a "magical" place. However you define it, there´s more to Ireland than meets the eye. Reach out and be touched.

Christmas Around the World star
Christmas traditions and customs from around the globe

Christmas Day in Ireland star
Christmas Day is one of the most special days in the Irish calendar. It´s a family day, a holy day, and a day for loving enjoyment.

Christmas in Ireland star
An Irish Christmas is both holy day and holiday. It's a warm, friendly season that lasts from Advent 'til Little Christmas.

Easter in Ireland star
Easter is the holiest time of the liturgical year. The Dublin Archbishop, Diarmuid Martin, in his Easter address, offered a sincere apology for his Church, and in doing so, did much to bring Easter back to Ireland.

Irish Halloween, Samhain star
Halloween is one of those holidays that has deep roots. It goes back and back, and while the name may change, it´s meaning remains the same.

Mothers' Day an Irish High Holiday star
Remember Mother's Day and celebrate yours and all the mothers in your life!

Of Easter and Ireland star
Easter in Ireland stands for many things. Traditional values, religious observation, and renewal and rebirth---all of these things are celebrated all across the world by people with Celtic roots and attitudes. Visit with the Irish at Easter.

Saint Patrick' Day Party star
There's no time like St. Patrick's Day for a really good party. There's an end to the long dreary winter and everyone is ready for a bit of light-hearted fun. There's no place like an Irish place to spend March 17.

St. Patrick's Day star
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 star
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 star
On St. Patrick, shamrocks, and a great Irish tenor, John McCormack.

St. Valentine’s Relic in Ireland star
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.

Waterford Crystal Ball “Hope for Fellowship” star
Waterford´s famous crystal and New York´s Times square share New Year´s Eve in the U.S. "Hope for Fellowship" is the theme for 2006. Please God.

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