October, 2015

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Samhain – The Celtic New Year

Note: The following was contributed by an Irish relative in County Sligo, Ireland. He will be a guest contributor from time to time: Samhain (Sow-inn) The Celts had a very dark outlook on life. Their day started at sunset with the darkness of night and their year started with SamhainRead More…


Irish Roots Travel – A Jet Lag Remedy

  When you are traveling to Ireland to research your Irish roots or to vacation, you want to optimize and maximize your travel experience and your research time. As many of you probably know already, jet lag can kill and waste the first day in Ireland for you. However, ifRead More…


The Ireland RnR Tours YouTube Channel

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Irish Courtship Transportation Over the Years

Having courtship transportation limitations in the early 19th century, Irish men wooed and courted Irish women living in close proximity to them. Men traveled as far as existing modes of transportation (e.g. walking or horse cart) would take them. The invention of the bicycle increased the distances men were willingRead More…


The Juice of the Barley

   The Juice of the Barley Note: The following was contributed by an Irish relative in County Sligo, Ireland. He will be a guest contributor from time to time: (This is a loose translation into English of an article I wrote in Irish some years ago for a local antiquarianRead More…


Tionol na gClann – An Irish Family Gathering

My written thoughts about a once-in-a-lifetime Irish family gathering in 2003 are overdue. I’ll attempt to capture, in simple words, the feelings and emotions of attending an extended Irish family gathering. One summer bank holiday weekend in 2003, descendants of Thomas Healy and Sarah (Bourke) Healy, pictured above, gathered inRead More…


Christmas — Nollaig

       The following was contributed by an Irish relative in County Sligo, Ireland. He will be a guest contributor from time to time: Christmas Traditions in Ireland As a child growing up in 1940’s rural Ireland Christmas was a time of excitement and wonderment. During Advent the adultsRead More…


Traveling Around Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry Ireland

View this video and enjoy the beautiful, spectacular scenery around Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry BUY IRISH GENEALOGY AND IRELAND TRAVEL BOOKS HERE


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