So here's where we are so far - more than 700 pages that range from Irish poetry, superstitions , Kids Stories and recipes to specific Irish calendar celebrations such as St.
Patrick's Day , Beltane, Samhain and the Feast of St. Whether it's an Irish symbol such as the shillelagh, the Shamrock and the Book of Kells or an Irish craft like Aran Isle knitting, you'll discover a wide range of topics in our index.
Elizabeth or Margaret, after one of the princesses, would have been great. Mary might have been ordinary, but for a child, that wouldn't have been so terrible. My parents could have given me any first name they wanted to - but, joined with O'Flaherty, it wouldn't have mattered. Candlemas - February 2nd - celebrates the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the Purification of the Virgin Mary.
The worst part was marrying the first name to the last - Bridget O'Flaherty. As with many festivals in the liturgical calendar, this one has its origins in ancient Rome.
Such sacred water sources are also often linked to the fruit of certain trees, such as the hazelnut. 574 and there is a fine high cross to mark the spot. Synge and George Russell that many of the most memorable plays of all time are still being enjoyed by theater-goers all over the world.