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Students from Blackrock College, Dublin attempting the record for the biggest shamrock made of people.

Students from Blackrock College, Dublin attempting the record for the biggest shamrock made of people.

St. Stephen's Green | Dublin

St. Stephen's Green | Dublin

The  Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland are made of strata of clayey schist alternating with sandstone.

The Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland are made of strata of clayey schist alternating with sandstone.

Castlewellan Castle, Down, Northern Ireland

Situated on gorgeous grounds, Castlewellan Castele, Co. Down is home to a lake, maze and forest park!

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Patrick taught that the three leaf clover represents the trinity: Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Cows in the Fannad Peninsula, Co.Donegal, by The Magic of Ireland. © Andrés Hurtado

Cows in the Fannad Peninsula, Co.Donegal, by The Magic of Ireland.

The Flowing Tide, one of the oldest pubs in Dublin, across the street from the Abbey Theatre

The Flowing Tide, one of the oldest pubs in Dublin, across the street from the Abbey Theatre

LA MAISON BLANCHE          Le mot d’Harmony   "Nous avons visité l’Elysée, pour suivre l’actualité et par curiosité si nous nous rendions à la Maison-B…

THE WHITE HOUSE : ses transformations sous les différentes présidences

LA MAISON BLANCHE Le mot d’Harmony "Nous avons visité l’Elysée, pour suivre l’actualité et par curiosité si nous nous rendions à la Maison-B…

Lovely stonework around the door of one of the many thousands of tower house castles in Ireland- Ballinduff Castle in County Galway, which overlooks Lough Corrib is a beautiful spot. Click on the photo to see it on our Facebook page along with many other beautiful Ireland photos.

Ancient Ireland- Sligo is rich in ancient heritage sites.

Blessington Lakes, Wicklow, Ireland - In 1940, several towns were flooded to create a man-made resevoir that would provide drinking water for the people of Dublin.

Blessington Lakes, Wicklow, Ireland - In several towns were flooded to create a man-made resevoir that would provide drinking water for the people of Dublin.

Famine Graveyard,County Sligo,Ireland  The sculpture by Fred Conlon called Faoin Sceach(Under the Hawthorn).This tree stands as a symbol of dignity.It marks the graves of the unnamed dead who perished in the Great Famine of 1845-47.The Great Hunger was like a never-ending winter.The desolation brought hunger,disease and death.The lone tree was held in a position of high importance from early Celtic mythology. The boulder stones surrounding the base allude to ancient forms of burial.

Famine Graveyard,County Sligo,Ireland The sculpture by Fred Conlon called Faoin…

Holy well in Ireland - Belief in the magical healing ability of natural springs dates back to per-Christian times in Ireland. The Celtic people of Ireland believed springs were sacred places where the underworld met our world, and where the power of the Goddess Aine was particularly strong. With the advent of Christianity these springs became known as 'holy wells' and their reputed healing power was attributed to local Christian saints. - info/photo courtesy of Wild Eyed Southern Celt

Irish Folklore: Traditional Beliefs and Superstitions

previous pinner: Bullaun stones featured in Irish folklore as the most powerful place to utter a blessing, or a curse. They are recognizable by their hollowed centre which are thought to have been used for baptisms in early Christian times.

Kinnitty Castle  in the village of Kinnitty in County Offaly in the Irish Midlands.

Kinnitty Castle in the village of Kinnitty in County Offaly in the Irish Midlands.

The Grianan of Aileach is an Iron Age stone fortress that was occupied from about 800 BC till about 1200 CE. According to legend, it was built by the renowned Kind Daghda of the Tuatha de Danann. Supposedly, the king’s son Aeah was buried in the center of the fortress.

The ‘Grianan of Aileach’ or ‘Stone House of the Sun’ was founded by Druids 1700 years before the coming of Christ. (The Grianan of Aileach is a group of historic structures atop a 244 metres hill in County Donegal, Ireland.

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