Grá XOXO

Welcome to the headquarters for Grá XOXO.  

With our eyes firmly fixed on the calendar, and our hearts on romance – Irish style, we’re rolling out a festive new feature for Valentines Day, “The Wild Geese Presents ‘Grá XOXO.'"

‘Grá XOXO’ aims to provide a welcome and entertaining excursion into this special holiday among the Irish worldwide. (By the by, "Grá” is an Irish term for love). With a great deal of "grá," we’ll be exploring Valentine’s Day from an Irish perspective with compelling content – some light-hearted, and some quite serious. Be sure to visit this page regularly over the coming days to keep up on what’s happening.

 

The Story of St. Valentine's Day

Origins

The Irish Link

Celebrating Love Worldwide

Great Irish Romances Series

Frederick and Hariot Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood

Robert Emmet and Sarah Curran

Charles Stewart Parnell and Kitty O'Shea

Oisín and Niamh

Diarmuid and Gráinne

Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan

James Joyce and Nora Barnacle

W.B. Yeats and Maud Gonne

Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford

Ulster's Noisiu and Derdriu

Tristan and Isolde

 

Other Articles

How to Write Your Valentine's Day Card 'As Gaeilge'

Romantic Ireland: Irish Stories, Myths and Traditions

St. Valentine Relics in Dublin Church

St. Valentine in Ireland

Sacrifices for Freedom: The Life of John Devoy, Fenian 

Sean Treacy and May Quigley: An Irish Romance

The Claddagh Ring Overseas: Legend, Fact & the Rise of an Icon

'A Yen for an Irish Lass'

"Grá XOXO" Fun & Games

Personality Quiz: Who is Your Irish Celebrity Valentine?

Knowledge Quiz: Great Irish Romances 101 (hint: read the article series above!)

Free Printable Irish Valentine!

The Wild Geese Valentine Name Generator

 

Irish Love Stories on Film

'Tristan & Isolde'

'Once'

'P.S., I Love You'

'Leap Year'

'The Matchmaker'

 

Community Discussions

Submit Your Love Limericks

Comment by annette counihan on February 12, 2015 at 1:01pm
Comment by annette counihan on February 12, 2015 at 1:11pm

The druid of LOVE Willie Daly 4th generation matchmaker read all about him above.. come with Cupids crusade sept 2015 on a mature singles adventure to Ireland for 8 days of bliss to the wild irish west Co. Clare and Galway city visit kylemore abbey walk upon the floors of the 500 yr old castle travel through the wilds of connemara mountains laden with purple heather, green green fields and stone walls making patterns of the landscape, feast at Oranmore in the great hall while the bards play, ...and lots more interesting adventures ..

spend 5 days in Clare have speculator daily trips spend the eveings in Lisdoonvarna attending an 150 yr old event dance have fun and meet new people some who will be lookiong for love have a meeting with Willie Daly the matchmaker he will work his magic and guide you.... sept 14/22 a trip that will leave a memory...

Comment by annette counihan on February 12, 2015 at 1:13pm

Comment by annette counihan on February 12, 2015 at 1:14pm

Comment by annette counihan on February 12, 2015 at 1:14pm

Comment by annette counihan on February 12, 2015 at 1:16pm

Willie Daly the druid of love working his magic.......the matchmaker bar where willie meet everyone...cliffs of moher the treasure of Clare..

Comment by annette counihan on February 12, 2015 at 1:17pm
Comment by annette counihan on February 12, 2015 at 1:18pm

windy city irish radio click and listen...

Comment by annette counihan on February 13, 2015 at 12:35am

falling in Love completes the circle of it all....

Comment by Mike McCormack on February 13, 2017 at 1:08pm

To your Great Irish Romance series, I respectfully add the story of Bob and Mollie Monteith.  For the full story go to AOH.COM and link to Historical Happenings for February and continue to NYAOH.COM and link to Historical Happenings.  They put Ireland's happiness above their own for most of their lives and never received the recognition they deserved.. 

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