In Neolithic Ireland people aligned their monuments to the major solar events.
Traditional Christmas customs and how they originated.
The original monastic hermitage at Eskerstephens would have been a circular enclosure similar to a ring fort.
Thomas McHugh (born c 1831) is shown in Griffith Valuation to have 7 acres of land in Carrownacregg West
The term Folklore means the knowledge, or lore, of the people, or folk.
Laught Sports Field, Moylough, North Galway
Stagecoach Through Mullaghmore – Early 1800’s
Re-enactment of the Mullagmore Cattle Drive of 1916
But what does Shrove mean and why pancakes?
St. Brigid shares a name and feast day with a Celtic goddess.
The Brideog night was celebrated on the 31st of January. The next day February 1st was St. Bridgid’s feast day.
The customs used have changed throughout the centuries but the purpose of the wake, as in times past, is to pray for the dead and to sympathise with the relatives of the dead person.
Water is so simple now days, just turn on the tap and there it is.