Boreen is a word used frequently in rural Ireland. It’s a beloved term, conjuring homesickness and nostalgia for many. But have YOU ever wondered what this frequently used little word means? And so, today I thought we might explore, WHAT is a boreen? Origins Of The Word Boreen: The word ‘boreen’ literally means “little […]
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.
The Book of Kells is one of Ireland’s most famous cultural treasures, and can be found carefully preserved and on display in Trinity College, Dublin. The Book of Kells is the world’s most famous medieval manuscript and dates from the 9th century. It is a richly decorated copy of the four Gospels and portrays the […]
The Claddagh ring is a beloved symbol of Ireland and today I’m delighted to introduce you to a very talented silversmith from County Cork who is creating magnificent Claddagh jewelry with a modern Irish twist. Plus do read on. Claddagh Design is offering a generous 20% discount for Irish American Mom’s readers, valid until August […]
Dolmens are megalithic monuments found dotted around the Irish landscape. Standing for millennia, they perch majestically on grassy hillsides, on craggy cliffs, on winding roadsides, and even right between modern day homes. Image Credit I think of dolmens as symbols of Ireland. When I was a little girl we would always be on the lookout […]
Did you know the Aran sweater, a highly recognizable symbol of Ireland, will feature as an iconic fashion design of the twentieth century in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York? Is Fashion Modern? opens on October 1, 2017 and runs through January 28, 2018, at the Museum of Modern Art, West […]