Spring Equinox in the Ancient Irish Calendar | 20 March 2021

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 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 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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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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