All Blog Posts Tagged 'Valentine's Day' (27)


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Claddagh & Hearts: Special Offer for Wild Geese Members

“Be my valentine” = “A bheith ar mo vailintín”



We're getting ready for Valentine's Day with a special 10% discount on our website on all things Hearts &…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on January 30, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Knowledge Quiz: Great Irish Romances 101

Check out our past quizzes here.

Added by The Wild Geese on February 13, 2015 at 6:01am — No Comments


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The Story of St. Valentine's Day: Celebrating Love Worldwide

How is Valentine’s Day celebrated around…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 10, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Free Printable Irish Valentine!

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?…

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


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The Story of St. Valentine's Day: The Irish Link

The shrine of St. Valentine is found at the beautiful Whitefriar Street Church, Dublin, Ireland.

Fr. John Spratt was an Irish Carmelite and a well-known preacher, who worked among the poor in the Liberties in Dublin, Ireland. He…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 7, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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

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

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

Pros & Cons to Dating an Irish Man

We’ve listed out the pros and the cons of dating an Irish man. Choose wisely this Valentines and consider these points before you agree or…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 13, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

'A Yen for An Irish Lass'

(First published February 14, 2006)

Ah, the one day of the year when mankind celebrates love, in all of its variations and permutations. Happy…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 12, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín with Annette Counihan

We hope you enjoy the video just below which was broadcast LIVE here…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 12, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Valentine's Day Relationship Advice

Our friends over at Gifts Direct created this charming Valentines video set on the streets of Dublin.

Added by The Irish Store on February 12, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

Great Irish Romances: Tristan and Isolde

The tale of Tristan and Isolde was one of the most influential romances in the medieval period. It predated and influenced the Arthurian romance of Lancelot and Guinevere.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Great Irish Romances: Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford

Of all the great men and women of that era, was there a more gallant figure than Joseph Mary Plunkett, or a more hopeless love that that of Plunkett and Grace Gifford? They were to be married in a…

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Added by Susan McWilliams Lev-Yadun on February 7, 2014 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Top 8 Romantic Places in Ireland

As the countdown to Valentines Day begins, we decided to take a look at some of the most romantic places around Ireland and compiled a list of our top favourites. You may have been lucky enough to get to some of these places and if not they’re definite recommendations to enjoy alongside your loved one.…
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Added by The Irish Store on February 6, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment


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Ireland's Most Romantic Painting

Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs

Frederic William Burton (1816-1900)

This richly coloured watercolour painting…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on February 5, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

The Wild Geese Valentine Name Generator

Check out more Valentine's features at our Grá XOXO headquarters page.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 4, 2014 at 4:36pm — 16 Comments

Crosswords at the Crossroads: 'Grá XOXO'

It's time for the next offering in our popular Irish-themed interactive crossword puzzles feature, "Crosswords at the Crossroads."   

This time around, we focus on Valentine's Day.  We've pieced together the most Irish Valentine's Day crossword puzzle you'll ever come…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 4, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Great Irish Romances: W.B. Yeats and Maud Gonne

Love In a Time of Turmoil

It could rightfully be considered in an inauspicious start to a great love story, when years…

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Added by Lisa Fortin Jackson on February 4, 2014 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

Sean Treacy and May Quigley: An Irish Romance

Sean Treacy, of the Irish Republican Army, and May Quigley were lovers engaged to be married.  Sean took May to a Republican meeting where Michael Collins was speaking; as Collins got wound up, so did his…

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Added by annette counihan on February 2, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Great Irish Romances: James Joyce and Nora Barnacle

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…

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Added by Bean Sáirséil on February 2, 2014 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

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