Spring Equinox in the Ancient Irish Calendar | 20 March 2019

Equinox is the date (or moment) some astronomical alignments in Ireland mark as being auspicious. Not many, mind you, but some, like the cairn on Loughcrew or the two passages of Knowth, a sort of super-alignment with quadruple significance. Though the actual alignment of Knowth is disputed, it might be a lunar alignment or not […]

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Spring Equinox in the Ancient Irish Calendar – 20 March 2018

Equinox is the date (or moment) some astronomical alignments in Ireland mark as being auspicious. Not many, mind you, but some, like the cairn on Loughcrew or the two passages of Knowth, a sort of super-alignment with quadruple significance. Though the actual alignment of Knowth is disputed, it might be a lunar alignment or not […]

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Exclusive Print Giveaway on our Facebook Page

This fantastic montage, featured as our profile photo, created by My Colorful Past was contributed to our page, for this exclusive giveaway, so many thanks to Matt. If interested, please ensure that you have ‘liked’/’like’ our Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland on Facebook page, comment and/or tag a friend in the comment section. The winner […]

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Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday)

Today before the start of the Lenten fast, commonly known as ‘Pancake Tuesday’, (Shrove Tuesday) is a time when many still engage in the archaic practice of making, tossing and eating mountains of pancakes. Over-indulgence is expected, if not demanded, and children will come into school on Ash Wednesday boasting of their pancake-eating feats. Generally, […]

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Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday)

Today before the start of the Lenten fast, commonly known as ‘Pancake Tuesday’, (Shrove Tuesday) is a time when many still engage in the archaic practice of making, tossing and eating mountains of pancakes. Over-indulgence is expected, if not demanded, and children will come into school on Ash Wednesday boasting of their pancake-eating feats. Generally, […]

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‘An Honest Opinion’ © Joe Canning 2016. All Rights Reserved.

‘An Honest Opinion’ © Joe Canning 2016. All Rights Reserved. Why fear I for Ireland’s people? List’ and I’ll tell you my friends. Of revisionists, liars and traitors, corruptions by government men. The judges in billionaires pockets contemptible in their own courts, bankers and fat cats that live lives of kings, whilst our young leave […]

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‘The Garden’/’The Soldiers’ (For Easter) © By Joe Canning 2014. All Rights Reserved.

‘The Garden’/’The Soldiers’ (For Easter) © By Joe Canning 2014. All Rights Reserved. He was kneeling in a garden, in agonising mind, with all the world’s troubles on his shoulders. Praying for the strength to face another day, whilst outside the gate, there stood, the soldiers. Then they pushed His friends aside, He didn’t run, […]

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