Shared Stories and Warm Thoughts

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Posted in Category: Irish Culture

Love and the Celtic New Year

As you carve the pumpkins, hang the fake spider webs, and stock up on candy for trick or treaters, you probably are not thinking about romance.  But the Celts of old were.  Halloween’s roots are in Samhain, the pre-Christian Celtic New Year.  People believed that a veil separated this world from the spirit world, where […]

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Find Your Tribe in Galway

Galway is known as the City of Tribes, but who were those tribes?  Are you descended from one of them?  Today we use the phrase ‘city of tribes’ in many ways to include all of the people of Galway and to celebrate the city’s history.  But long ago, it referred specifically to 14 families who […]

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Posted in Category: Jewelry Education

Celebrating October in Ireland

The wet and cold are settling in.  September’s mix of rain and surprise sunny days is over.  Farmers have gathered their last harvest, and by now everyone has their turf in for winter.  Fires are lit at night, filling the air with the smell of burning turf.  Young people eager for Halloween are stashing away […]

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