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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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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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Dublin Ranked World’s 2nd Friendliest Urban Destination

A recent survey put out to the reader’s of travel magazine Rough Guides asked them to rank the world’s friendliest cities. The Irish capital of Dublin came in just behind Glasgow Scotland. The Rough Guides article told visitors to “[enjoy] the Georgian townhouses…and historic churches among some of the friendliest people in the world.” Chief executive […]

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