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Éirinn go Brách

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Éirinn go Brách

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✯ Natural Arch On The Irish Coast, Ireland

Perfect for Saint Patrick's Day - an Irish Flag made with Creme de menthe, Baileys and Hennessy

An Raibh Tú ag an gCarraig - Hot Ash - This song speaks of Penal Days when the Mass was celebrated in secret at remote gatherings. The words appear as a love song but it was a code to a disguised priest. Death was the penalty for those caught at Mass. A price of 30 pounds was offered for the head of a priest or hedge-school master, the same as for that of a wolf.

Kells High Crosses, Meath

Kells High Crosses, Meath

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The Birthing Stone (right), Inishmurray - Traditionally women knelt in front of the this stone with their fingers and thumbs appropriately placed and they prayed that they would either conceive a child or have a safe delivery of a child.

Beltany Stone Circle, Co. Donegal

CURSING STONES / SPECKLED STONES - Several of these stone altars still exist on the off-shore island, Inishmurray - Co. Sligo. This one is the largest - and the stones are said to hold the power to curse an enemy. If the enemy you curse is guilty the curse falls on him (her). But if the enemy is not guilty, the curse falls on the one casting the curse. - courtesy of Thin Places Mystical Tour of Ireland

Carved saints on a tomb at the Rock of Cashel - photo courtesy of Thin Places Mystical Tour of Ireland

Michael Collins Revolver - Courtesy of Rare Irish Stuff

1916 Rising medal cased and volunteer badge - Courtesy of Rare Irish Stuff

The cemetery at St. Caomhán's Church, Inisheer, Aran Islands. - Awesome photo courtesy of Mike Larkin & irisharchaeology.ie

Just northwest of the St Mary's Abbey building is the 40m Yellow Steeple, once the bell tower of the abbey, dating from 1368 but damaged by Cromwell's soldiers in 1649. It takes its name from the colour of the stonework at dusk. - courtesy of Stair na hÉireann

FLIDAIS a female mythological figure in early Irish literature, including the Lebor Gabála Érenn, the Metrical Dindsenchas and the Ulster Cycle. She is a shape-shifter and member of the Tuatha Dé Danann, known by the epithet Foltchaín (“beautiful hair”). She was considered the goddess of the forest, woodlands, and wild things.

Listowel, Co Kerry - Vintage photo of boys lined up for their weekly dose of aperient (Castor Oil!) - photo courtesy of Stair na hÉireann

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Traditional Irish wedding bell

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Celtic crosses at sunset, County Sligo, Ireland.

Celtic crosses at sunset, Co Sligo, Ireland. Stock Photo.

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Dun Duchathair, Inishmore, the Aran Islands. 'Dun Duchathair, or The Black Fort, is so called due to the colour of limstone out of which is was built. It is situated beyond the village of Cill Einne on a cliff that stretches out into the sea. It is thought that this fort was once a full circle but due to erosion of the cliff below part of it has collapsed in the sea. Photo and text thanks to Elaine Farrell

Early Medieval (c. 400-1169 AD) cross, Kilmalkedar, Dingle, Co. Kerry - photo courtesy of irisharchaeology.ie

12th century window tracery, Annaghdown, Co. Galway’. Photo by Karen J. Newhouse

Sir Walter Raleigh's house in Youghal, County Cork. The poet, Edmund Spenser was a frequent visitor and the large end window is called Spenser's window.

NEEDLEWORK INSTRUCTION BOOK WITH SAMPLES FROM THE FEMALE MODEL SCHOOL, KILDARE PLACE, DUBLIN, IRELAND, 1833-37.

Prayer corner in Mount St. Joseph's Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.

Inside corner of an old Irish farmhouse

Cottage in County Cork