St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day is Ireland's national holiday as well as a holy day of obligation for Roman Catholics. Most of what we know about St. Patrick comes from monastic Lives of the Saint. But are they fact or cleverly spun public relations?
Celtic Spirituality and Ireland
Celtic spirituality has experienced a resurgence as the authority of church institutions has been questioned. The publication of John O'Donohue's book "Anamcara" has sparked a Celtic spiritual renaissance that marries the ancient sensibility to make modern sense.
Naturist Tourists in Ireland
Irish tourism is commonly associated with castles, leprechauns, Guinness and the craic. Well, an international conference of nudists chose Ireland from their annual meeting, which changes the Irish tourism map!
Northern Irish Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney
While there are four Irish literary Nobel prize winners, only Seamus Heaney was born in Northern Ireland; he is also the only Irish Catholic Nobel literary laureate.
No visitor to Ireland should miss seeing the magnificent site of Ireland's massive stone tombs or megalithic rocks. There are many types of megalithic rock or standing stones around Ireland, full or mystery and with a soulful resonance.
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