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The Heritage of Ireland is rich and varied. One is spoiled for choice with monuments that can be visited that are older than the Egyptian Pyramids and Stonehenge dotted around the country. As well as the Megalithic Monuments there are also an amazing number of Castles, Ancient Monastic Sites, Round Towers, Holy Wells, Museums, etc. that can be visited.

Hallowe'en Pumpkin

Ancient Hallowe’en customs in County Waterford

This Hallowe'en, in the tiny Irish-speaking area of County Waterford called An Rinn, a centuries-old tradition will be suspended for the first time ever...
Irish Celtic Baby Names 2018 - The Irish Place

Most Popular Irish Baby Names 2018

With the release of the most popular Irish baby names for 2018 from Ireland's Central Statistics Office, Jack and Emily are yet...
The Roughan Hill Replica Tau Cross

Symbol of Ages: The Tau Cross

The cross is, of course, an immediately recognisable symbol within both secular and religious groups. However, not many of us are familiar with the...
Most Popular Irish Baby Names 2019 - The Irish Place

Most Popular Irish Baby Names 2019

Ireland's Central Statistics Office has released the most popular baby names in Ireland for 2019 and Jack and Emily are yet again...
Dagda's Harp - The Irish Place

Dagda’s Harp and the Tuatha dé Danaan

Dagda’s Harp is a well known story in Irish legend of the renowned warrior named Dagda and his Magic Harp. He was the chieftain and...
The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum, Limerick: One of Ireland’s Must-See Museums

The Hunt Museum, situated in the heart of Limerick, has some of Ireland's best examples of art and antiquities. As one of the nation's...
The Dullahan searching for his next victim - The Irish Place

The Dullahan of Celtic Mythology

The Dullahan is also known as the mythological Headless Horseman and the embodiment of the Celtic God Crom Dubh. His is the story of a...
St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin - The Irish Place

‘May Your Thoughts Be as Glad as the Shamrocks’: A Celebration of St Patrick’s...

St Patrick's Day (in Gaelic: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is held on the 17th of March, a date widely believed to be the date of...
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...
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