Metal farm gates are found dotted around Ireland’s countryside. Whether separating fields, or protecting the entrance to verdant green pastures these functional entryways are part of my Irish memories. These gates are so widespread around Ireland I am going to venture so far as to say, I consider them a symbol of Ireland. I know, […]
Symbols Of Ireland
Ireland has many famous emblems - the Irish tricolor, the shamrock, and the harp to name a few. But many, many things remind me of Ireland. Every time I see a rainbow in the sky, I think of the Emerald Isle. But these are easily identifiable symbols of Ireland. My list of iconic symbols is far longer and includes sods of turf, Irish dressers, round towers, ogham stones and Celtic knots. The list goes on and on. Join me in this section as we discover the many things in life, both big and small, that trigger a nostalgic longing for Ireland in our souls.
Irish clans are traditional family or kinship groupings that share a common surname and heritage. The Irish last names we bear so proudly are handed down to us from our fathers. So, I thought Father’s Day would be the perfect time to explore our Irish clans and crests. And to really help us celebrate Father’s […]
Dublin’s iconic Ha’penny Bridge turns 200 years young this week. The bicentenary of the opening of this ornate, metal, pedestrian bridge was celebrated on May 19th, 2016. And so I thought today I might share some photos of this magnificent structure that elegantly spans the River Liffey, connecting the north side and the south side […]
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day folks! I hope everyone has a wonderful time celebrating our Irish heritage. To help mark the occasion in true Irish style I’ve teamed up with the Aran Sweater Market to host a very special giveaway. The first prize is a child’s Aran sweater, and the second prize is a child’s Aran jacket/cardigan. But […]
Today’s post is all about milk churns. Yes! That’s correct! I did say milk churns. And I hope by the end of my dairy inspired ramblings you’ll agree that milk churns should be considered a symbol of Ireland. I know! I know! Our Irish flag, the aran sweater, the Tara brooch, and the Claddagh ring […]