Ireland is a land of superstitions. Take it from me. I grew up surrounded by these superstitions. Pheasant feathers or lilac were never to be brought into my granny’s house. God forbid a robin landed on a window sill and flew indoors – he bore the news of imminent death. When visiting a house for […]
Irish Superstitions From Days Gone By
The Irish were a superstitious race, a spiritual people who believed in the power of magic, myth and creation. Here we explore some of these old superstitions.
During my time in Ireland this year I have been a very lucky moon-gazer. Our summertime night skies haven’t been blighted by typical Irish cloudy skies. I’ve been blessed to observe the full moon in all its glory casting a torchlike glow over Dublin, illuminating both sea and land. Dublin Bay by the light of […]
Robins remind me of Ireland. I remember gardening with my mother as a child, and being amazed by how tame robins appeared. They often followed us around the garden, pecking for worms and insects in the grass as we worked. Irish robins are much smaller than the American variety. I remember seeing an American robin […]