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Cead míle fáilte. Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland will take you on an enchanting journey populated with figures from myth, steeped in its turbulent history, culture, ancient secrets and thousands of places that link us to our past and the present. With insight to folklore, literature, art, and music of Ireland, you’ll experience an irresistible tour through the remarkable Emerald Isle. Culturally, Ireland has produced beautifully illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells, The Book of Leinster, Annals of the Four Masters, etc, and stunning pieces of early medieval gold work.

Ireland’s cultural heritage, with its diverse customs, traditions, folklore, mythology, music, and dance, is one of the richest and most distinctive in Europe. She has given the world numerous thought-provoking authors and poets, captivating and humorous playwrights, lively music and dancers.

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This is not a selling/profit site, however one that promotes the study of Irish history, tourism and music. We also showcase some of the top photographers’ work in Ireland. If you’re a photographer and would like us to feature any of your photos, please contact us.

Photos used on this site with permission by Gareth Wray Photography and Fiachra Mangan Photography

A special thank you to Joe Canning for exclusively sharing his poetry with us, it is with great honour.

 

This site promotes the study of Irish history, tourism and music. We also showcase some of the best photographers’ in Ireland. If you’re a photographer and would like us to feature any of your photos, please contact us.

Photos used on this site with permission by Gareth Wray Photography and Fiachra Mangan Photography

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