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The Summer Solstice: Irelands Pagan Origins

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Prior to Saint Patrick’s spread of Christianity to Ireland, pagan beliefs and practices reigned supreme. Celtic pagan festivals were held throughout the year, following the Sun’s cycles. The equinoxes in the spring and fall, as well as the shortest and…

Monastic Ireland: The Mendicant Orders

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Analysing the world of the mendicants and their lifestyle through a contemporary lens Mendicants were fascinating and solitary communities who possessed an ornate charm and lived by a vow of absolute poverty and dedication to an ascetic way of life.…

9 Breathtaking Landscapes of Ireland


It is no surprise that most of the travellers who visit Ireland are here for the beautiful scenery. We owe these beautiful landscapes to natural and artificial forces that shaped them over the millennia. Having beauty is the easy part…