The Irish Store's Blog – February 2014 Archive (11)

Learn the Irish Language, Wit and Charm

Did you know there is no Gaelic term for yes or no in the Irish language? Or did you know that there is no j, k, q, v, w, x, y or z in the Irish alphabet?   Have…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 26, 2014 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

The History of Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick’s Day as been celebrated on March 17th since the early seventeenth century. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as the celebration of all things Irish; culture and heritage. It is widely celebrated all around the…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 24, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Step Back in Time and See Ireland from the Late 1800s Onwards

Let's take a look back to the late 1800s and early 1900s at old pictures of the rural countryside and city life throughout various parts of Ireland. (Top image: Donkey cart…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 19, 2014 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

The Stories Behind the Symbols of Ireland

Learn about the stories and tales behind Ireland’s most recognised and renowned symbols as we begin the 4 week count down until Saint Patrick’s Day. The time of year for parades, green outfits, face-paints, Guinness and all…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 18, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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

22 World Famous Places Go Green

St Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us. Every year we see more and more different buildings lit up and different rivers dyed green. However it’s going to be tough to beat last year as the whole world quite literally went green in a global greening campaign to promote tourism in Ireland.

Within the space of a week we saw images appearing of well known buildings and monuments across the world lit up in vibrant green shades to celebrate Paddy himself.

Lets hope this St Patrick’s Day…

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

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

Patron Saint of Lovers Sleeps in Dublin

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Church was founded in 1279 and remains to be one of the largest churches in Dublin situated on Whitefriar Street, a few minutes walk from St Stephen’s Green. It is known to some as the “Mother House” as it has one of the biggest communities in the Province. However to most people, it is known as the last resting place of Saint. Valentine.…
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Added by The Irish Store on February 7, 2014 at 11:30am — No 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

20 Romantic Irish Quotes

As Valentines draws nearer, we’re getting a bit more romantic around The Irish Store. We have selected our all time favourite Irish love quotes from renowned Irish writers and poets such as Oscar Wilde, Seamus Heaney, James Joyce and more. Enjoy!…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 5, 2014 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

The Irish Store: Our Story

The Inspiration

Without doubt, it was my grandmother who first inspired me to set up shop. Her name was Kitty O Shea (not the Kitty O Shea I hasten to add but just as memorable!) and she was born in Macroom, County Cork in 1900. The…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 5, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

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