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Musings, ramblings and thought provoking articles from our team of talented writers - all views expressed are their own!

The Eight Sacred Celtic Holidays of the Year

Celtic people stopped eight times a year to celebrate and honor their culture and history. Much of Ireland, and even the world, celebrates these sacred holidays today. Some native events include St. Brigid’s Day, which marks the beginning of spring and Lughnasa, which marks the beginning of harvest. Internationally celebrated is St. Patrick’s Day on […]

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Top 10 Irish Halloween Traditions

The Irish people have been celebrating Halloween since 1000AD, although back then it was called “Samhain” or “end of summer.” The pagans believed that on the eve of Halloween, beings from the spiritual world came to visit mortals. So traditions from that lineage have stuck and are still done around the world. Jack-o-lanterns are rumored […]

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Inspire Your Daughter with Costumes from Irish History

This Halloween there will be an army of princesses hitting the streets in search of sweets, with no small number of witches and ghosts and ballerinas joining them.  Fairies, butterflies and a fair representation of the animal kingdom will be out as well.  But if you have a little girl who wants to embrace a […]

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Irish American Jim Brett Being Honored by Mass Special Olympics

Jim Brett, the Irish American business man living in Boston is set to be honored by the Massachusetts Special Olympics organization. He will be inducted into the organization’s hall of fame for his efforts to improve the lives of those with intellectual disabilities. He will be receiving the John “Jack” Brett Champion’s Award, an honor […]

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Brigid the Triple Goddess

Brigid is a famed mythological goddess of the Celts with not just one key attribute but three distinct ways in which she ruled the ways. Her skills were in healing physical ails, poetry and smithcraft. This would make her the perfect goddess symbol for Shanore, for she would have appreciated the fine metal working that […]

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