Five Most Admired Irish Symbols in Jewelry Loved Worldwide

Irish jewelry is steeped in Irish tradition and Celtic symbolism. It is full of mysticism and deep spiritual meaning, representing love, life cycles and faith.  Irish symbols in Irish jewelry can be traced back directly folklore’s told through the centuries and ancient Celtic manuscript drawings. The popularity of Irish jewelry around the world has reallyContinue reading “Five Most Admired Irish Symbols in Jewelry Loved Worldwide”

The Celtic Tree of Life Symbolism and Meaning

In Celtic myth, trees played a central role in daily life. The Celts believed the Irish wooded landscape was full of spirits. They also associated the spirit or heart of the great oak with fertility and centered with wisdom. Often Celtic clans gathered socially underneath the mighty oak to discussing clan issues like a meetingContinue reading “The Celtic Tree of Life Symbolism and Meaning”

Six Fascinating Mythical Celtic Women of Irish Folklore

Ancient Irish folklore has many stories of beautiful and strong Irish women of the past. Celtic women have often been depicted as holding positions of great importance, highly valued in a very male dominated Celtic tribal society. Irish women have been venerated as a goddess, saint, as a warrior even royalty and at the sameContinue reading “Six Fascinating Mythical Celtic Women of Irish Folklore”

Friendship, Love and Loyalty: The Claddagh Ring’s Romantic Symbolism

Everyone knows that Galway, Ireland is the birthplace of the Claddagh Ring. However not everyone knows that this romantic symbol of Irish love originated first with the Romans.   Claddagh Rings are world renowned, and are worn by both men and women, single or taken. Irish Claddagh rings are named for the ancient fishing villageContinue reading “Friendship, Love and Loyalty: The Claddagh Ring’s Romantic Symbolism”

Fabulous Insider Tips on How to Buy the Right Type of Irish Jewelry

There is not a doubt that giving your loved one jewelry says they are special. But giving someone of Irish heritage a piece of Irish or Celtic jewelry, steeped in symbolism and tradition could put them over the moon. The sentimentality of Celtic jewelry is phenomenal but finding the perfect meaning is key. It’s aContinue reading “Fabulous Insider Tips on How to Buy the Right Type of Irish Jewelry”

The Romantic Irish Tradition of the Claddagh Ring

The Claddagh is a legendary jewelry item that epitomizes timeless values. The legacy design cues hands on either side of a heart and a crown on top. The classic Claddagh ring shows the wearer’s family situation. Thus, a heart looking out the fingertips means you’re single, whereas this element pointing towards the wrist means thatContinue reading “The Romantic Irish Tradition of the Claddagh Ring”

The Celtic Cross: Mysterious Sun Symbol from Ireland

About sixty mysterious crosses with a circle superimposed on them, created before the middle of the XII century, can still be seen over the vast territory of Ireland. Also, such crosses dot thousands of cemeteries not only on the island, but also in England, Wales, Scotland, Europe and other most unpredictable places. The most famousContinue reading “The Celtic Cross: Mysterious Sun Symbol from Ireland”

The Romance of Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The first thing that comes to mind is a heart-shaped box of cheap chocolates that should be directly applied to one’s hips. And then there is that sweet little cupid. He’s an overweight angel aiming a bow and arrow at you to inspire you to fall blissfully in love. I mean, let’sContinue reading “The Romance of Valentine’s Day”

Imbolc – Saint Brigid’s Day February 1st

Imbolc or Imbolg, also called Brigid’s Day, and Saint Brigid’s Day is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Saint Brigid’s Day is also called: Lá Fhéile Bríde (Irish), Là Fhèill Brìghde (Scottish Gaelic) Saint Brigid’s Day – February 1st This feast day is held on 1 February, or about halfway between theContinue reading “Imbolc – Saint Brigid’s Day February 1st”

Saint Stephens day and The Day of the Wren Traditions

One of Ireland’s unique and darker traditions, celebrated on December 26th, relates to killing a small bird in revenge for betraying St Stephen.“Hunting the Wren” is an Irish tradition that is believed to pre-date Christian times. It sounds pretty cruel, where basically the tiny bird is captured, killed and tied to a pole. Local musiciansContinue reading “Saint Stephens day and The Day of the Wren Traditions”