Summer Solstice Celtic Traditions

Sacred Hill of Tara Irish landscape

In the times before Saint Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland, Pagan beliefs and traditions held sway. Celtic pagan festivals were celebrated throughout the year according to the cycles of The Sun. The spring and fall equinoxes and of course the shortest and longest days of the year held particular significance. Traditionally bonfires were lit in […]

The Irish Abroad

Irish emigrants arrive at new york

After hundreds of years of emigration, there are plenty of of people of Irish descent who scattered throughout the world. It might surprise you to know that there are over 34 million people in the United States who trace their roots back to Ireland. In fact, millions of people around the world trace their ancestry […]

Sweet Molly Malone

Molly Malone Statue

The character and wit of Dublin’s street traders was legendary, none more so than Molly Malone. ‘In Dublin’s Fair City, where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone’ is the opening line of the song about an iconic character in the history of this city of characters. Molly […]

Giant’s Causeway

Giant's Causeway, one of Ireland's top tourist attractions.

On the north west coast of Ireland, in County Antrim, is one of the country’s most striking landforms and popular visitor destinations, the world renowned Giant’s Causeway. The Causeway is a rock made of flat-topped polygonal columns that form 40,000 steps.  These geometrical shapes give the impression that the Causeway was not formed by natural […]

Traditional Celtic Jewelry is Coming Back On-Trend!

Traditional Claddagh ring with a contemporary twist.

We take a look at the trends in Celtic jewelry from the traditional to the contemporary. There has been a steady rise in the popularity of vintage themed weddings in recent years. The proliferation of social media may have had a hand in this as people joined Pinterest and Facebook in their droves in trying […]