All Blog Posts Tagged 'Folklore' (133)

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #9

Day 9 ~ Slán to Ireland

A quiet thread of melancholy hovered over me as I made my way to breakfast on the last morning of my…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 8, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #8

Day 8 ~ A Day of History and Reflection

The final day of my Wild West Clare-Connemara-Galway Tour was a…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 5, 2018 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #7

Day 7 ~ A Place to Call Home

I have discovered Heaven.

Another…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 1, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #6

Day 6 ~ On Top of the World

A heat wave has hit Ireland this week, and I’ve managed to acquire a bit of a sunburn…and I’m having the time of my life!…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 28, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #5

Day 5 ~ A Spiritual Journey

A scorcher in the…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 27, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #4

Day 4 ~ From Sweeping Romance to Gritty Reality and back again

Another fabulous day in the Wild West of Ireland that…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 27, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #3

Day 3 ~ History and Old Hollywood

A lovely day for a cruise…and that’s exactly…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #2

Day 2 ~ A Feast of History and Inspiration

The sun shone brightly on the second day of my…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Dispatches from The Wild West -- Day #1: The Adventure Begins

My Clare-Connemara-Galway tour started out with a bang, filled with history, fascinating details that only locals would know, and…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Dispatches from The Wild West -- On the Eve of an Adventure

I’m about to embark on a grand adventure, and I feel almost like one of my own romance novel heroines!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of my…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Church, the Tooth, and St. Patrick

What comes to mind for you when you hear the words “St. Patrick’s Day”? Green, I’d imagine; probably spirits, soda bread, and so on – but have you ever thought about…teeth?

Most people associate the loss of teeth with things…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on March 11, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Wrenboys

“The wran, the wran, the king of all birds,

on Stephen's day was caught in the furze.

His body is little but his family is sweet

so rise up landlady and give us a treat.

And if your treat be of the best

your soul in heaven…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on December 26, 2017 at 2:16pm — 2 Comments

Death of WG Founding Member and Producer Maryann Tracy Leaves Us Bereft

We are indeed saddened to announce that Maryann Tracy, a founding member of TheWildGeese.irish and one of our earliest staff members, died September 6 in Syracuse at the age of 63. Maryann began her tenure with us in February 2012 as part of the small…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 24, 2017 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Going to Kilorglin's Legendary Puck Fair!

It was thirty-three years ago this week that I made my first trip to…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 8, 2017 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

The History Behind Lughnasagh

At the Ould Lammas Fair boys were you ever there

Were you ever…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 1, 2017 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Who Are the Fairies of Western Ireland?

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame! -- W.B.…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 15, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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The Harp -- The Oldest Emblem of Ireland

The oldest harp on which the ‘official’ national emblem of  Ireland is based is housed in the Long Room at Trinity College, Dublin. Two other medieval harps that have also been preserved from that era, are housed in The Museum of Scotland: The Queen Mary Harp 15th century - and the Lamont Harp [date being…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on April 6, 2017 at 10:00am — 4 Comments


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Shamrock: The National Emblem of Ireland



The shamrock is thought by many Irish people globally, to be grown exclusively in Ireland, in…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 19, 2017 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

Prayer of St. Brendan the Navigator

When St. Brendan got back from his travels discovering America in a small wooden and leather boat around 564 AD, he wrote a book in Latin, 'Navigatio Brendani' or 'The Voyage of Brendan', which, some 900 years later (1477) convinced Christopher Columbus that there…

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Added by Brian Nolan on January 25, 2017 at 6:30am — 6 Comments


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Romancing the Truth -- The Legendary 'Molly Malone'

Who was Molly Malone? . . . That is a very good question, a question that has had many historians baffled, and continues to be debated by experts in this field for many a decade. Stranger than fiction, an inspiration to many millions of people all over the world,…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on January 23, 2017 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

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