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The Story of St. Valentine's Day: Origins

Posted by Totally Irish Gifts on February 2, 2015 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

"Be my valentine" in Irish = “A bheith ar mo vailintín”

14th February is Valentine’s Day, but how did it all start?…


Not-So-Welcome Change Comes to Irish Postal Delivery

Posted by P.J. Francis on February 10, 2016 at 2:30pm 0 Comments


“But I don’t live in Galway,” a County Clare man said to me regarding his new postal address.

His mail is sorted in Galway City.

Ireland has introduced postal codes for the first time to increase the efficiency of the letter / parcel…


Great Irish Romances: James Joyce and Nora Barnacle

Posted by Bean Sáirséil on February 2, 2014 at 6:30am 3 Comments

Typically, anyone who is familiar with Irish literature is acquainted with James Joyce. Most have read Dubliners and some brave souls have even managed to plow though Finnegans Wake and actually got…


Free Printable Irish Valentine!

Posted by Kelly O'Rourke on February 7, 2015 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Make your own Valentine card with an Irish twist!

I think that shamrocks and hearts play very nicely with each other as design elements.  What do you say?…


Romantic Ireland: Irish Stories, Myths and Traditions

Posted by margopenelope on December 17, 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Looking to land an Irish lad or lassie like they do in the movies? Planning a trip for your honeymoon in Ireland?  Researching…


How To Write Your Valentine's Day Cards 'As Gaeilge'

Posted by Meabh Ann on February 7, 2015 at 10:00am 3 Comments

Can you hear that?  Ah yes ... That's the annual stampede of…


Researchers Sequence First Genomes From Ancient Irish Humans

Posted by james lawrence dore on February 10, 2016 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Large-scale migration of large groups of people as a source of the changes in language and culture in Ireland over the last 10,000 years has long been a hotly discussed topic.

Above, …



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