Ryan O'Rourke's Blog Posts Tagged 'Folklore' (3)

91 Years and Counting: Connemara and its Pony

The Annual Connemara Pony Festival takes place in Clifden, County Galway from Sunday the 27th through Sunday the 24th of August. The highlight of the festival is the Connemara Pony Show on Thursday and Friday. To mark this important annual event, I'd like to offer this brief primer…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on August 11, 2014 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

How Irish Are You?

I recently saw this fun flowchart graphic from the folks at TheIrishStore.com.  I wanted to share it here for your enjoyment (you can click the image to enlarge it a bit, by the way).…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on March 14, 2014 at 8:00am — 16 Comments

St. Stephen's Day Primer

The traditions on the 26th of December in Ireland have not largely carried over to most sectors of the worldwide Irish diaspora.  Known as St. Stephen's Day or Wren Day in Ireland, this is a brief crash course on the traditions of this day for those outside Ireland who are…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on December 26, 2013 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

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