Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and many of you may be curious about how Irish people celebrate this most romantic day of the year.
And here’s a little question to whet your appetite for romantic information about my fellow country men and women….
Which Irish person receives the most Valentine’s cards each year?
Incredibly, the answer is the late Michael Collins. Almost 93 years after his death, Ireland’s revolutionary leader receives a plethora of Valentine’s cards, which are placed on his grave in Glasnevin cemetery.
When I read this fact in a wonderful infographic created by the good folks at Killarney Hotels, I thought I should share their research with you.
Truth be told I’m no Valentine’s expert. We do little to celebrate the day in our house. When my eldest son was asked to write a story at school answering the following question:
What does your family do to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
He answered truthfully, honestly and concisely by writing at the top of a long page of lines …..
That’s my romantic Irish boy. Remember the same child answered his teacher’s question about why he loves his mom, by answering “because she does the work“.
And so, as the mother of such a budding Irish romantic, my level of Valentine’s expertise demands I hand you over to the highly informed hoteliers in Killarney, who are more keenly in tune with the romantic side of my homeland. I hope you enjoy this little round up of facts about Irish Valentine celebrations……..
Wishing you all a very romantic and happy Valentine’s Day.
Slán agus beannacht,
Goodbye and blessings,
Irish American Mom
P.S. This is not a sponsored post and I don’t have a business relationship with the good folks at Killarney Hotels. I simply enjoyed their infographic, appreciate the work they put into creating it, and thought you might like it too.
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