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ART
From the ancient Book of Kells to modern post-industrial, Ireland's art scene has always been rich and varied.

 

MUSIC
The native music, song and dance of Ireland are to be found in every corner of the land.

 

TRADITIONS
From literature to Christmas to weddings, the Irish have centuries of tradition.

 

CULTURE
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Irish History


St. Patrick

St. Patrick and the Irish conversion

The Patron Saint of Ireland drove the snakes from the entire island and used the shamrock to explain the Trinity.
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St. Brigid - the other Irish Saint

St. Brigid - the other Irish Saint

Although Saint Patrick is known worldwide, Ireland does have another patron Saint: Brigid.
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Warrior princess - Grace O'Malley

Warrior princess - Grace O'Malley

Ireland's contribution to female heroines includes the 16th-century 'Queen of the Irish Seas'.
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Irish nationalist Padraig Pearse

Irish nationalist Padraig Pearse

Pearse was heavily involved with the 1916 Easter Rising which led to the eventual declaration of a Republic in 1949.
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St Patrick's Shrine Bell Pendant


St Patrick's Shrine Bell Pendant A sterling silver interpretation of the venerated Irish shrine built in 1100 AD to house the bell of St. Patrick. Captivatingly engraved on four sides and accentuated with two stones of black onyx. Imported. Gift boxed. 1" bell on 18" chain.
 

Spotlight

Travel IRISH REBEL
Michael Collins was a leader in the fight for independence.

 

Travel BUILT IN BELFAST
At least her voyage started off well. The Titanic.

 

Travel BRIAN BORU
Was he the last great high king of Ireland?

 

Travel ORATOR
Robert Emmet's short, dramatic life left a mythic mark on history.

 

Travel IRISH LEADER
New York-born Eamon DeValera lead the Republic.

 

Travel HOUND OF ULSTER
Cuchulainn ruled the Irish Middle Ages.

 

Travel PARLIAMENTARIAN
Charles Stewart Parnell preferred to use parliamentary means.