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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. 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!

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. 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.

4. Kinsale is a Favorite Irish Vacation Spot
Kinsale is a charming town in the south of Ireland. It has all of the holiday necessaries: a fort, a ghost, fishing, a castle, and golf...

5. Paddy the Cope was from Dungloe
How Paddy "the Cope" Gallagher changed Irish commerce with a small co-operative in Dungloe, County Donegal.

6. Gaelic Information with English Translation
Cló Iar-Chonnachta is an Irish/English resource recommended for anyone with an interest in Irish Culture and the Gaelic language.

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. Was Elvis Irish?
Could Elvis Presley have been Irish? He sang, he danced, and he had those blue eyes with black hair…sure, why couldn’t he have been Irish? He was, and is still loved, in dear, old Ireland.

9. Irish-American Artist
Grace O´Donnell opens her new art gallery: West Park Gallery. Grace will commemorate your Irish vacation photos in original artwork. Original paintings are very special gifts!

10. Interrogating Irish Identity
The English Department at Trinity College Dublin is hosting a conference on the Irish identity.



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