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St. Maewyn’s Day

You may know this fellow better by his adopted name: Patrick.

Patrick was named Maewyn Succat when he was born circa 385 CE to a wealthy Roman family in either Wales or Scotland. 515 more words

Quill & Ink

Dublin, Ireland Day 1

My one day in Dublin started the night before. I landed in Dublin at 8pm so by the time I made it to our hotel it was around 9pm. 1,228 more words


See Ireland for Your Self & Soul: 17 How-to's & Whys

It’s Cozy

  • Stay for a week in a thatched-roof cottage near Waterford, where Vikings set foot
  • Watch Irish Sea fishers catch seafood to replenish what you’re eating for lunch…
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At the end of January, I finally managed to reunite with Sophie on her home turf in Dublin, Ireland. We managed to pack an absolute ton into four and a half days of travel, breaking here and there for a Guinness. 589 more words


In which I begin my path of Irish Scholarship

I’m going to be honest with you here, and share what may be an unpopular opinion. Upon hearing that we were going to go to Ireland, many people would get slightly misty-eyed and exclaim, “Ah, Ireland! 1,325 more words


The Leabhar na hAiséirghe (Book of Resurrection)

The Leabhar na hAiséirghe, or Book of Resurrection, is an unfinished Celtic Revival manuscript intended to be a memorial for those who died in the Irish struggle for independence, specifically the Easter Rising of 1916. 170 more words

Irish History

The Irish in Europe

A generation later, St Columbanus, inspired by St Colm Cille’s example, travelled across Europe, founding monasteries as he went. The last of these was erected in Bobbio, northern Italy, in AD 613. 279 more words

Irish History