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Babys Birth Remembered

Baby’s birth remembered: The snow falls on the ground. Lights are lit: bells peal, I listen to the sound. Belfast of the …

Betrayal of the Brothers Grimes

In the wake of the 1798 Rebellion, the brothers Grimes, all of whom were executed by the British, were betrayed by a …

Saint Donatus of Fiesole

At Inishcaltra he learned to write At his mothers knee to pray In Italy he learned to fight In Ireland he was …

Ireland – Is It But a Notion?

As the Catalan Independence movement is crushed for now by Spain, we remember the Irish declaration of 1919… the events of the …

To Carry a Hen When Walking

“Is trom Cearc i bhfad.” Translation: “A hen is heavy over a long distance.” Meaning: Something apparently easy may become difficult over …

When the Potatoes Did Not Grow

The dark tale of the Irish famine… republished on the site When the potatoes from the blight they did not grow And …

A Holy Book Proves No Shield

The death of Mahon, the King, who set a little too much faith in the Bible for protection! An old verse of …

Flickering Candles Foretell Death

A tradition of foretelling a death from North Longford… From the Irish Folklore Commission In days gone by a tradition old Of …

When Its Bad Manners to Say Thanks

The story of a ghost miller on Lough Gownas Inch Island From the Irish Folklore Collection On the waters of Gowna there …

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