Celtic Wedding Traditions

Celtic Wedding Traditions

If you are planning a traditional Irish wedding, you can celebrate your Celtic roots by incorporating some of these Celtic wedding customs from times gone by into your big day. Hopefully some of these Irish wedding traditions will inspire you to add some Celtic tradition to your ceremony. Plan Your Wedding Day Around The Celtic […]

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Wedding Flowers

Summer Wedding Flowers

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any couple in want of a beautiful summer wedding must have flowers. For those who don’t know their daisies from their daffodils, selecting the perfect floral touches can be a challenge. Fortunately, our crack team of wedding experts have put together a comprehensive guide which will provide you […]

Ancient Celts and The Origins of Celtic Jewelry

The Gold Broighter Collar. A masterpiece of ancient Celtic jewelry.

Who Were The Celts To understand the history of Celtic jewelry we need to understand the history of the Celts. The Celtic tribes originated in Russian steppes and first came to settle in Germany and Austria from around 1,200BC. They were a tribal society of farmers and warriors. During the 4th and 3rd centuries BC, […]

Newgrange, Celtic Spiral & The Winter Solstice

Newgrange Passage Tomb Ireland

Newgrange is the most important the of passage tombs and megalithic monuments to be found at Bru Na Boinne, a sacred site along the banks of the River Boyne in County Meath. The monument sits on a low hill on a bend in the river about five miles inland from the old Norman city of […]

A Christmas Childhood by Patrick Kavanagh

Irish countryside in winter

An evocative poem of times past in rural Ireland. This poem was born out of Kavanagh’s loneliness and solitude and he penned it having spent a Christmas season alone in his flat in Dublin. The poem is filled with nostalgia for a disappearing Ireland and his memories come to us through Christian imagery from the […]

The Low Down on Men and Claddagh Jewelry

mens claddagh wedding ring

Can Guys Wear Claddagh Rings? Although the legendary story of the claddagh ring’s roots tells us that the very first one was created for a woman, the Irish jewelry’s iconic design featuring a crown, heart, and pair of hands is not exclusively for female wearers. The symbolic representation of love, loyalty, and friendship has made […]

The Story of Irish Gold

Claddagh ring made with real Irish Gold

Is there really gold in Ireland? When we think of gold mining, the country of Ireland does not immediately spring to mind. However, the ancient inhabitants of the Emerald Isle had been mining gold thousands of years ago. So much so, that more bronze age gold hoards have been found in Ireland than anywhere else […]

Is Saint Valentine Really Buried in Dublin

Signpost to Saint Valentine

It is hard to beat the romantic gesture of presenting a Claddagh ring as a token of your affections on Saint Valentine’s Day. The heart, hands and crown that feature in this famous Irish ring give meaning to any relationship, regardless of whether a couple have been married for years or yet to go on […]

Buffy and Her Claddagh Ring

Angel persents a Claddagh ring to Buffy

“My people… Before I was changed… They exchanged this as a sign of devotion. It’s a Claddagh ring. The hands represent friendship, the crown represents loyalty… And the heart… Well, you know… Wear it with the heart pointing towards you. It means you belong to somebody. Like this. Put it on.” With these words, the […]

The Royal County – Where Halloween Began

The origin of Halloween is the Celtic festival of Samhain

We look at the pagan origins of Halloween in County Meath County Meath is known as the Royal County for good reason. The seat of`the High King of Ireland is located at the center of the County and at one time the kingdom was powerful enough to rival the other four provinces of Ireland as […]