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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...
A nice freshly made bowl of Colcannon ready to serve and enjoy - The Irish Place

Colcannon Recipe: Traditional Irish Fare at Its Very Best

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, people around the globe start thinking of cooking some traditional Irish fare as part of the celebrations. There are...
Precursor to the carved Pumpkin, a Turnip - The Irish Place

Samhain and the Legend of Jack O’Lantern

Samhain was a pagan festival dating from Celtic times in Ireland. It is referenced in some of the country's very earliest literature and has many...
Halloween Scene Display - The Irish Place

An Samhain: The Celtic Roots of Halloween

Samhain is a Gaelic festival, which marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the...
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