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Here are the top ten articles for the Irish Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. The Traditional Irish Wake
Though it is a bit of an exaggeration, the stereotype of the Irish wake is that of a big party, and the only one without a hangover a week later is the deceased. Every family now has its own new traditions, but some Irish traditions don't change.
2. 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.
3. Irish Life In The 1800's
What was life like in Ireland in the 1800īs for the "ordinary" folk. Here is a brief description.
4. The Black Irish
A brief discussion on the term "Black Irish" and its meaning and derivation.
5. Irish Wedding Traditions
Love and marriage, Irish weddings with style.
6. Irish Assimilation Into American Culture
In the 1800īs the Irish left Ireland in the hundreds of thousands and headed mostly for America. Their assimilation however was anything but easy or pleasant.
7. 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.
8. Werewolves of Ireland
The winds are quiet on the bog and there's no light but the big harvest moon, do you really want to go out walking...alone? Beware the Clan Allta wolf man. Read on for the story of the Irish Werewolf.
9. Banshee in Ireland
The Banshee is a fairy woman who brings with her cry the notice that there is soon to be a death.
10. Apple Tart Recipe
Apple tart with custard or ice cream, a classic Irish dessert.
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