Category Archives: Irish History

Irish history

The Story of the Claddagh ring

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The Claddagh Ring The Irish Claddagh, pronounced ‘klah-da’ and called fáinne Chladaigh in Irish. The traditional Irish Claddagh ring is a symbol of friendship, love and loyalty. The hands represent friendship, the heart symbolizes love and the crown, loyalty.   Origins of the Claddagh Ring How the Claddagh ring came to be is a mystical […]

The History of Newgrange

History of Newgrange

Newgrange   Newgrange is part of a collection of monuments built along the River Boyne known collectively as Brú na Bóinne. The other two monuments are Knowth (the largest of the three) and Dowth, there are as many as 35 smaller mounds throughout the area. Newgrange is a Neolithic (Stone Age) passage tomb in the […]

The History of Saint Patrick

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Saint Patrick Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, as such he is celebrated on March 17th, not only in Ireland but in almost every country around the world as people celebrate their Irish heritage and ancestry. On March 17th ,every year countries around the world turn buildings, rivers and landmarks green to emulate the Emerald […]