The Reliquary and Altar for St Valentine in Dublin - The Irish Place

The History of St Valentine and St Valentine’s Day

The history behind the way we celebrate St Valentine and St Valentine's Day started long ago in the days of ancient Rome. Back then,...
Clumps of Mistletoe growing on trees - The Irish Place

Christmas Mistletoe: The Underlying Celtic Traditions

Almost everyone associates the beautiful mistletoe plant with Christmas. Alongside holly, it is synonymous with the festive season and is commonly associated with stealing...
Salmon of Knowledge

The Celtic Salmon of Knowledge and Fionn

The Salmon of Knowledge that lived in the River Boyne is a legendary animal that comes from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology and...
The ruins of the Cistercian Monastery at Jerpoint

Jerpoint Abbey and its Cistercian Monks

Jerpoint Abbey is located just over two and half kilometres west of Thomastown in County Kilkenny, and is an important national monument, which has...
Buses in Dublin

Public Transport in Ireland: Tips and Hints

Public transport in Ireland is cost-effective and efficient, meaning that it often represents the best means of exploring the island. Many travellers prefer the independence...
What's the differnce between Irish Whiskey and Scotch Whisky? - The Irish Place

The Difference Between Scotch and Whiskey

What is the difference between Scotch and Whiskey? This is a question often asked by whiskey enthusiasts who wonder just how similar these two...

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