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Croagh Patrick: Ireland’s Holy Mountain

Throughout Ireland and around the world, people march in parades on St. Patrick’s Day in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, but that is not the only walking done in his memory.  St. Patrick’s largest namesake in Ireland is Croagh Patrick, which is known as Ireland’s holy mountain.  More than 100,000 religious pilgrims come to this […]

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Make It A Special Concoction

In about a week, the most festive Irish holiday of the year will be underway. It is a time for celebration, revelry and good conversations. In order to prepare for this special holiday, it is important to have the right supplies on hand. If you are hosting a party or going to one, it would be […]

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First Holy Communion: A Special, Spiritual Day

Around the world, a lot of little boys and girls are getting very excited and thoughtful about a big day they have on the horizon – their First Holy Communion.  It is huge milestone, developmentally and spiritually.  They are old enough to start really thinking deeply and asking meaningful questions about God and faith and […]

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March to the Beat

There are so many reasons to be joyful during the month of March if you are Irish. This is the month when St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated and there is no better place to be located for this tradition than in Ireland. Both Northern Ireland and the republic will hold various festivities during the month […]

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Prepare With a Shamrock

St. Patrick’s Day has a universal symbol; the shamrock. What is it exactly? Well, most people can recognize or recreate one if needed. But how many people really know what the shamrock is and why it is such an important symbol? My guess is, not many of us. Therefore, before St. Patrick’s Day pops up, I […]

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