Irish Culture and Traditions
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”
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 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”
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”
The Irish Claddagh Ring is perhaps the most famous piece of Irish Jewelry there is today. Its popularity is has become world renowned. A short history of the Claddagh ring. Long ago a young man was captured and sold into slavery from the fishing village of Claddagh. Many years passed and he wondered ifContinue reading “Six Outrageously Popular Claddagh Ring Designs”
Any tourist on a European vacation could tell you the best way to find Irish jewelry is taking a trip to the Emerald Isle better known as Ireland. There are many different types of Irish jewelry sold in Ireland. You will need to know the type of Irish jewelry you are looking for. Every styleContinue reading “The Top Ways to Succeed in Shopping For Irish Jewelry”
Traditional Irish wedding traditions date far back in time and many have survived for decades in one form or another today. These Irish wedding traditions include classic Men’s Celtic wedding ring designs. The designs to the Celtic Wedding Rings are rooted in nature came from folklore and superstitions for generations. passed on generations. Today IrishContinue reading “THE MEANING BEHIND MEN’S CELTIC WEDDING RING DESIGN”
The Claddagh ring is a famous Irish ring with a love story that transcends time. The story of the Claddagh Ring is one of enduring love that began long, long ago in 1675 in the small fishing village of Claddagh in County Galway, Ireland. It all began when a young lad by the name Richard Joyce. The Joyce family is oneContinue reading “The Claddagh Ring a Romantic Story of Friendship, Love and Loyalty”
The Christmas Season in Ireland is a special time to celebrate faith and show our loved ones at home and afar how much you care. Celebrate the Christmas season in style with our stunning range of Irish Christmas gifts and Irish Jewelry for Christmas at The Irish Jewelry Company. Surprise delighted friends and family withContinue reading “Irish Christmas Gift Guide”
The Celtic Cross often refereed to as the Irish High Cross is a renounced symbol of Celtic culture world wide. What is a Celtic Cross? The Celtic cross is one of the most revered symbols of Ireland and of Irish culture. Few symbols are as renowned as the embodiment of Celtic Christianity like the CelticContinue reading “The Meaning and History of the Celtic Cross”
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