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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Irish Culture Site! These are the top ten articles that your Irish Culture Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. The Traditional Irish Wake
The rites for honoring the dead and celebrating their life are still very much part of Irish rural culture. Undertakers may bury but the waking of the dead is still very much in the hands of the family of the departed.
2. Irish Wedding Traditions
Love and marriage, Irish weddings with style.
3. Banshee in Ireland
The Banshee is a fairy woman who brings with her cry the notice that there is soon to be a death.
4. Apple Tart Recipe
Apple tart with custard or ice cream, a classic Irish dessert.
5. Irish Business Culture and Etiquette
Go to this excellent site for tips on social mores and good conduct when on business or pleasure in Ireland.
6. Handfasting, an Ancient Irish Wedding Ceremony
Handfasting is an ancient Celtic wedding ceremony that is enjoyed by many couples. Committment by any other name...is still the same. Long life and much happiness to all loving couples.
7. Irish Life In The 1800's
What was life like in Ireland in the 1800´s for the "ordinary" folk. Here is a brief description.
8. Irish Assimilation Into American Culture
In the 1800´s the Irish left Ireland in the hundreds of thousands and headed mostly for America. Their assimilation however was anything but easy or pleasant.
9. Irish Brown Soda Bread
Many readers have asked for the recipe for Irish Brown Bread. It´s not so long ago that I would not have been able to help them, as the flour was hard to get outside of Ireland. Now it´s easily acquired in the U.S. This is the Brown Bread of the Irish Country Breakfast...appetizers, tea, anytime!
10. Irish Halloween, Samhain
Halloween is one of those holidays that has deep roots. It goes back and back, and while the name may change, it's meaning remains the same.
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