Halloween Barm Brack
Barm brack, a sweet fruity yeast bread, is a traditional food in Ireland at Halloween. Enjoy it with a cup of tea, or as toast, or just plain.
Irish Halloween or Samhain
Halloween, or Samhain, used to be the Celtic New Year. It is still an important festival in the Irish calendar, warranting, like St. Patrick's Day, a bank holiday. The ancient traditions always get a modern twist!
Book Review Red Haired Girl From the Bog
I am often asked to recommend books for people who are preparing for a trip to Ireland. This book never fails to make the top five on my list.
Book Review Lines in Vision
In the first in a series of book reviews in the run up to Christmas it is hoped that some of these Irish Culture suggestions make their way into Santy's sack. "Lines in Vision" is a good bet for a bedside read. Pretty pictures, too!
Celtic Spirituality and Ireland
Celtic spirituality has become synonymous with Irish spirituality. Certainly the former informs the latter in many ways. In this article we explore this contribution to Irish culture
A ‘New’ Traditional Irish Food
Seaweed is now enjoying some 'super food' status. Many people don't consider seaweed as part of traditional Irish cuisine, but in the northwest of Ireland the culinary culture persisted. Now , a Sligo woman general practitioner, has created a culinary guide to seaweed.
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