The Symbols of Ireland and their Significance in the Irish Culture

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Many centuries ago, the Celts built their own civilisation. They wanted to stay recognised by the whole world. Especially that they exist in more than one country, yet they’re all united by their Celtic backgrounds.This explains to us the reason behind the existence...

Scáthach: The Most Infamous Warrior in Irish Mythology

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Scáthach, meaning “The Shadowy One” in Gaelic, was a mythical Celtic warrior and martial arts trainer. She was an incredible trainer and her school of warriors turned out some of the top Celtic heroes.Keep reading to find out more about the Mythical Celtic warrior...

Troubled Soil: Islandmagee’s Hidden History

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Hidden in the rocky hills of County Antrim’s east coast lies Islandmagee, a grassy peninsula town epicentre to the nearby ports of Larne and Whitehead. Sparsely populated and distant from the glaring lights of Belfast city, the town’s coastal areas are widely visited by...

Famous Irish Traditions: Music, Sports, Folklore & More

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Ireland has always done things differently, we have our own Irish traditions and customs that make us unique to anywhere else in the world. From our language, music, arts, literature, folklore, cuisine and sports are all special to Irish people.Much of Irish traditions have...

Morrigan: The Fearless Celtic Goddess of War

Celtic Goddess of War
Morrigan is one of the great Goddesses of Ireland and is a multifaceted Goddess. Portrayed as the Fearless Celtic Goddess of War. She is one as Morrigan and many, a trinity as The Morrigan or The Morrigu. In the modern world, she is found in...

Kilmainham Gaol; Former Prison Turned Tourist Attraction

Kilmainham Gaol
Located in Dublin is one of the city's most historic attractions, the Kilmainham Gaol. It's currently considered one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe. Many Irish revolutionaries of the 1916 Easter Rising were imprisoned and executed here when it was used as a...

Art Galleries in Belfast: A Local’s Guide to Must-See Attractions

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Which art galleries in Belfast are a must for visitors? Belfast has been long associated with the famous ocean liner Titanic, but the increasingly popular tourist spot has more to offer including a thriving arts scene.Being a city with such a rich and colourful...

The Valour of San Patricios Battalion

The Valour of San Patricios Battalion
Around St. Patrick’s Day, people begin to witness Irish symbols and colours of green and gold everywhere. One place in history where you might be surprised to see a green and gold Irish-themed military standard is in the 19th century Mexican Army, but it really...

Cleopatra Trail: The Last Queen of Egypt

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One of the most famous historical figures, Cleopatra’s life and death is full of mystery and controversy. To this day, historians are not sure where she was buried and her tomb has never been found.If you visit Egypt’s second capital of Alexandria, you’ll be...

Tayto: Ireland’s Most Famous Crisps

Tayto North and South
When you come to Ireland you might notice something that is pretty much everywhere. This is Tayto, Ireland's most loved and famous crisps. You can't come to Ireland without trying a packet of the tasty Tatyo Crisps that come in many different flavours. Although...