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Lá Fhéile Pádraig Posted by on Mar 17, 2021

Lá Fhéile Pádraig – St. Patrick’s Day Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so today we will discover some relevant vocabulary as well as how the Irish celebrate and the history of the holiday. Who is St. Patrick? St. Patrick is the Romano-British patron saint of Ireland, and is credited with bringing Christianity to the island…

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Lá Fhéile Valintín Shona Posted by on Feb 12, 2021

Dia daoibh! It is Lá Fhéile Vailintín on February 14th! There are many stories and traditions linked to Valentine’s day, from both Ancient Rome to more recent modern Christianity. The most popular story is about St. Valentin of Rome, a widely recognized 3rd century Roman patron saint of love. He would allegedly cut hearts out…

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Irish Poetry Posted by on Jan 29, 2021

Dia daoibh! I know the holidays are over, but I wanted to share a poem by Sean O Riordain called Oíche Nollaig na mBan – Women’s Christmas Night. Women’s Christmas is on January 6th (The Epiphany) and it is when men take over the household duties for the day and allow women a day of rest…

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Laethanta saoire in Éirinn – Holidays in Ireland Posted by on Dec 31, 2020

Laethanta saoire in Éirinn – Holidays in Ireland Dia duit a chairde!  2020 is almost at an end, and with it comes a flurry of holidays and celebrations. Let’s take a look at some holiday vocabulary and traditions in Ireland. ___________________________________________________________ Nollaig Shona Duit – Merry Christmas to you Santa Claus – Dadaí na Nollaig (Daddy…

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Samhain – Hallowe’en in Ireland Posted by on Oct 31, 2020

Dia daoibh — Hi everyone! Did you know that the origins of Halloween are actually Irish? Samhain is a Celtic pagan festival that originated thousand of years ago. It marks the end of the harvest season and the ‘light season’ and the beginning of winter, the ‘dark season.’ Oíche Shamhna is the Irish word for Halloween…

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Riverdance – Traditional Irish Dance and Music Posted by on Aug 20, 2020

Haigh a chairde! Hi friends! Bridgette is ainm dom, and I am the new Irish blogger. Deas bualadh leat go léir, it is nice to meet you all even if it is just virtually. I wanted to start off our time together with a cultural blog, especially since it is something I hold dear to my heart…

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