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The World of Guinness — Our Celtic Community

Guinness is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of Ireland, well-earned thanks to being the most popular alcoholic beverage in countries all over the world (10 million pints sold each day). Launched in Dublin, Ireland by Arthur Guinness in 1759, it remains a beloved part of Celtic life and heritage. Today Guinness is exported […] … Continue reading

The World of Guinness

Guinness is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of Ireland, well-earned thanks to being the most popular alcoholic beverage in countries all over the world (10 million pints sold each day). Launched in Dublin, Ireland by Arthur Guinness in 1759, it remains a beloved part of Celtic life and heritage. Today Guinness is exported … Continue reading

The Theft of the Crown Jewels

The Theft of the Crown Jewels contribution written by Ben Johnson, posted on http://www.historic-uk.com One of the most audacious rogues in history was Colonel Blood, known as the ‘Man who stole the Crown Jewels’. Thomas Blood was an Irishman, born in County Meath in 1618, the son of a prosperous blacksmith. He came from a … Continue reading

A Roadtrip Through 17 Counties of Ireland: Part 1

FROM: Your Irish Heritage, Irish Ancestry Travel and Culture A few weeks back we went on a road trip from Cork to Donegal and back – covering 17 counties in all. When we came back we wrote up a number of posts in our weekly newsletter (see to the side of this post if you … Continue reading

More Kelpies

Originally posted on Scots Roots:
Here’s a short film of The Kelpies at Falkirk. Copyright © Scots Roots Research 2014

A Wee Bit of Irish – “Now and In Time To Be” – W.B. Yeats

Blackrock Castle, 1920s

Originally posted on Old Photos of Cork:
Hasn’t changed much except for land recovered from the river and the car park built there.

The Love Of The Irish

Originally posted on Cupcakes & Pearls:
For as far back as I can remember I have loved anything and everything Irish. It began when I was a little girl and started to read the stories and legends of the fairies, then grew up enough to appreciate the actual history of Ireland. All of my favorite…

The Kelpies

Originally posted on Scots Roots:
It’s the international launch of The Kelpies tonight – 30 metre tall sculptures of the mythical Scottish water horse.

Ireland in the Lore of the Ancients

Originally posted on Arthurian Romances:
IRELAND IN THE LORE OF THE ANCIENTS SCOTIA (A name transferred to Alba about ten centuries after Christ) was one of the earliest names of Ireland – so named, it was said, from Scota, the daughter of Pharaoh, one of the ancient female ancestors of the Milesians – and the…

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