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Céad Mile Fáilte

There is an Irish saying in Gaelic, “Céad Míle Fáilte.” Literally this Irish saying translates to “one hundred thousand welcomes”, or “you are welcome, a thousand times, wherever you come from, whosoever you be.” Authentic Irish hospitality,at its best.

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The Irish Legend of the Banshee

The image that comes to most people’s minds when they hear the word “banshee” or hear the legend of the banshee is that of a floating ghostly banshee figure that wails and is in general quite terrifying. You might also be familiar with the age-old concept that banshees are considered to be portents of impending death. The whole account of the Banshee mayContinue reading “The Irish Legend of the Banshee”

The Historical Importance of the Bagpipe in Celtic Culture

The bagpipes are a kind of woodwind instrument that have reeds that are enclosed and are supplied air from a bag that acts as a continual reservoir of air. Most people associate the bagpipes with Scotland, but it has a rich history with the Irish too. The Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe and the Irish Uillean Pipes are the two most popular bagpipes. TheContinue reading “The Historical Importance of the Bagpipe in Celtic Culture”

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