All Blog Posts Tagged 'Tradition' (5)

New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade: A Perspective

If you have missed the ongoing conversation about the need to preserve the tradition of the parade in New York, and to protect the role and the voice of its many affiliate groups, it's worth looking up the many places where the dialogue continues. There is a petition to help focus the…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on October 30, 2015 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

The Irish Christmas Wreath

The modern Christmas wreath demonstrates the spirit of the season, but to some it is also a reminder of another spirit – a spirit that demonstrated courage and fortitude dating back to 17th century Ireland, when…

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Added by Mike McCormack on December 1, 2014 at 12:30am — 13 Comments

The Sweet Taste of an Ancient Celtic Festival

Beltane (“Bealtaine” in Irish) is a festival with ancient origins traditionally celebrated on May 1st, a spring time festival of optimism.  Most…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 29, 2013 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

Dusting Off The Travel Memories - Part III

Happy Trails, Doolin to Victorville

By Catherine Lilbit Devine © August 18, 2006

On the West Coast of Ireland, in the picture perfect village of Doolin, there is a Bodhran player with a passion for something other than his music. Though the passion for his traditional Bodhran playing is plainly evident, it is his passion for one of America's iconic Cowboys that brought Lester, Chris, Casey & I together at McGann's Pub on a rainy Saturday July evening.

"Are ya real…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 8, 2013 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

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