Christening gowns are part of our Irish cultural heritage. For centuries these gowns have been a meaningful way for Irish families to express their faith and family traditions. They’re symbolic works of art. Christening dresses are often called baptismal gowns. In the past, Irish babies of both genders wore a gown when being baptized. Today, […]
Lessons for Tourists to Ireland
Here you'll find tips for exploring Ireland and getting off the beaten track. Let's discover the road less traveled and and venture along the highways and byways where hidden Ireland is waiting for you.
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 […]
Planning a vacation to Ireland comes with many challenges and indecisions that tend to overwhelm people. There’s so much to see and do in Ireland despite it being such a small country. Am I doing too little? Is my plan too much? Will I miss the important parts? Today I’m delighted to share some great […]
Abbeystrewry Graveyard in Skibbereen is a beautiful, yet poignant memorial to the victims of the Great Irish Famine of 1845 to 1850. Over 9000 men, women and children were laid to rest here, in an unmarked, mass grave. In today’s blog post, we’ll explore the significance of the Irish Famine Memorial in Skibbereen, County Cork. […]
Did you know there are old Irish stories and legends linking Saint Patrick to the Feast of Easter? After celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in the middle of March we often put our patron saint to the back of our minds for another year. Few realize he has deep and meaningful connections with Easter. And so, […]