A Grammar of the Irish Language
In the library of Farmleigh House in Dublin is Queen Elizabeth I’s Irish Primer. Probably from the 1560s, it was written at the Queen’s command, and in the light of her desire to spread the Reformation to the Irish people, for most of whom Irish – not English – was a first language. You can see the Farmleigh primer at the excellent Irish Script On Screen website. The preface argues that it will be crucial for the English to learn Irish if they are to effect real change on the island.
Celtic symbol for motherhood
The butterfly is a symbol for rebirth and transformation. Just like a beautiful butterfly comes out of his cocoon, the person who wears a butterfly tattoo has gone through some difficult times and is ready to face the world again. In some cultures the butterfly is the personification of someone's soul. The Celtic butterfly tattoo is often quite small and feminine looking. So me
Perhaps the most haunted castle in Ireland is Leap Castle. More than 400 years ago, in 1532, brother turned against brother to shed blood. One was a warrior who rushed into the chapel and used his sword to slay the priest who was his brother. The priest fell across the altar and died. The chapel is known as Bloody Chapel since that time. The dungeon in the castle is called an oubliette. Prisoners pushed into the oubliette fell eight feet onto spikes coming up from the floor.
The Towers, Lismore, Ireland
Baileys Irish Cream Cookies
Fun St Patrick's Day decor idea
May there always be work for your hands to do. May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane. May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you. And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you. ~Irish Blessingwrite it down tiny and glue onto a half clear marble then glue onto cross in center.
Celtic Cross and Dragon