In Irish mythology, hurling was the sport of the Tuatha de Danann. It is still played in Ireland today, and is reputed to be the fastest and oldest field sport in the world. It is certainly the only… Read More
Legend has it that the mysterious island of Hy-Brasil lies shrouded in mist off Ireland’s western coast, thus shielded from the eyes of mortals, but that one day in every seven years, the fog rolls back to reveal its secret to anyone who might be looking….
The Shamrock, the Shillelagh and the Leprachaun; Symbols of Irishness for St Patricks Day, or Sad Stereotypes?
When you think of Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, what’s the first emblem of Irishness which springs to mind? I’m betting it’s not the Harp, Ireland’s official national symbol, but more likely the Shamrock, the Shillelagh or the… Read More