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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. 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.
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. Irish History 1800's to Present
The history of Ireland from the 1800's with emphasis on the various rebellions and the establishment of the Irish Free State and the continuation of Ulster with the Union of Great Britain & Ireland
7. The Black Irish
A brief discussion on the term "Black Irish" and its meaning and derivation.
8. The History of Irish Dancing
History of the current form of Irish Dancing and its influences around the world
9. Shrove Tuesday Pancakes
The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is made special in Ireland by a very unusual dish---pancakes!
10. Irish Soda Bread : My Best Recipe
Homemade Irish Soda Bread is as much a part of the Irish culture as the love of a cup of tea. This recipe produces a delicious, nicely crusty and even loaf that slices beautifully. It is good enough to gift wrap and makes a nice change from all the too sweet holiday foods.
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