Irish Culture

How little I know…

Well, here it is, Week 5 of Irish month. Little did I know, when I decided to focus on the arts, how little I knew about Irish artists. As you may have seen in last week’s post, I am more familiar with authors and playwrights. So I suppose wrapping up Irish month with artists allows

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My Irish Library

One of my favorite things to do visiting Dublin is to go on a Literary Pub Crawl. I’ve done it twice and had so much fun. Though I learned the trick is to order a half-pint in each pub! So, with those fond memories, I dedicate this article in my Irish Month series to Irish

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Motifs of Ireland

Céad míle fáilte–One hundred thousand welcomes in Irish. The Irish are known for their hospitality, so welcome to the second post in my Irish month series. There are several symbols that make me immediately think of Ireland. Here are some of the more common ones. Shamrock–The national flower of Ireland. Clover held important meanings to

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Erin Go Bragh!

Since the first declaration in 1991, U.S. presidents have designated March as Irish-American month. The proclamation calls on Americans to “celebrate the achievements and contributions of Irish Americans to our Nation with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.” With St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, the choice of the month comes as no surprise. So, I decided

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