Did you know that the origin of Halloween comes from the Festival of Samhain in Ireland’s Celtic past? This festival marked the end of the summer and signified the beginning of a new year. As the end of the year, it was believed that souls of the departed would return to their former homes on the
Do you have an Irish surname in your family tree? In this Letter from Ireland we look at the Tribes of Ireland in 1150. Join us as we take a tour off the kingdoms at this time and the surnames associated with them.
A while back I received a question from a reader about the old Irish traditions, beliefs, and superstitions that survive in modern Ireland. As Felicity Hayes-McCoy and I delve into this topic you'll soon understand why I chose her for this fascinating discussion! Podcast