Irish folklore
The mythology of pre-Christian Ireland did not entirely survive the conversion to Christianity. However, much of it was preserved in medieval Irish literature, though it was shorn of its religious mea...
Irish folklore - Wikipedia
St. Patrick’s Day 2016: 10 Fun Facts About Ireland’s Patron Saint And The Irish Holiday
You may be surprised at how dramatically different today’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are from the true origins of the Irish holiday.
Celebrating Beltane: The Return to the Divine Feminine.
Beltane can be traced back to Irish mythology and early historical writings. It is the ushering in of summer, and the opportunity to give thanks for surviving another winter. Beltane is rejoicing in ...
Folk music of Ireland
The folk music of Ireland (also known as Irish traditional music, Irish trad, Irish folk music, and other variants) is the generic term for music that has been created in various genres in Ireland.In ...
Folk music of Ireland - Wikipedia
Leprechaun
A leprechaun (Irish: leipreachán) is a type of fairy in Irish folklore. It is usually depicted as a little old man, wearing a coat and hat, who partakes in mischief. They are solitary creatures wh...
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Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius; Proto-Irish: *Qatrikias; Modern Irish: Pádraig [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ]; Welsh: Padrig) was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Irela...
Saint Patrick - Wikipedia
St. Patrick’s Day 2016: 10 Fun Facts About Ireland’s Patron Saint And The Irish Holiday
You may be surprised at how dramatically different today’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are from the true origins of the Irish holiday.
Celebrating Beltane: The Return to the Divine Feminine.
Beltane can be traced back to Irish mythology and early historical writings. It is the ushering in of summer, and the opportunity to give thanks for surviving another winter. Beltane is rejoicing in ...
Cnoc Meadha
Cnoc Meadha (also spelled Knockmagha, Knockma, or Knock Ma) is a hill west of Tuam, County Galway, in Ireland.It is said in legend to be the residence of Finnbheara, the king of the Connacht fairies. ...
Battle for the Body of St. Patrick
The Battle for the Body of St. Patrick (Cath Coirp Naomh Padraic) occurred shortly after the death of St. Patrick, who died on 17 March 493.
"There was a rising of battle, and a cause of dissensio...
Cairbre Nia Fer
Cairbre Nia Fer (also Corpri, Coirpre, Cairpre; Nioth Fer, Niafer, Niaper), son of Rus Ruad, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a King of Tara from the Laigin.The earlie...
Croagh Patrick
Croagh Patrick (Irish: Cruach Phádraig, meaning "(Saint) Patrick's Stack"), nicknamed the Reek, is a 764 metres (2,507 ft) mountain and an important site of pilgrimage in County Mayo in Irela...
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Púca
The púca (Irish for spirit/ghost), pooka, phouka, phooka, phooca, puca or púka, is primarily a creature of Irish folklore. Considered to be bringers both of good and bad fortune, they could either hel...
Pádraig Ó Finneadha
Pádraig Ó Finneadha (23 January 1913 – 18 November 1986), Irish scholar and doctor.Born at Lochán Beag, Indreabhán, County Galway, to Micheál Ó Finneadha agus Bríd Ní Fhualáin, he graduated from Natio...
Ailill Olcháin
Ailill Olcháin (Olioll Olchain) is a legendary King of Ireland. He is the son of Sírna Sáeglach and father of Gíallchad. Although his father and his son are considered by medieval tradition to have b...
Fetch (folklore)
A fetch is a supernatural double or apparition of a living person in Irish folklore. It is largely akin to the doppelgänger, and sightings are regarded as omens, usually for impending death. The origi...
List of Saint Patrick's Crosses
A variety of crosses, both designs and physical objects, have been associated with Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Traditionally the cross pattée has been associated with him, but in more ...
List of Saint Patrick's Crosses - Wikipedia
Ailill mac Slánuill
Ailill (or Oilioll), son of Slánoll, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland; scholars now believe these kings to be a pseudohistorical construct of th...
Ailill mac Máta
Ailill mac Máta is the king of the Connachta and the husband of queen Medb in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. He rules from Cruachan (Rathcroghan in County Roscommon).
The sagas explain mac M...
Ailill mac Máta - Wikipedia
Failinis
Fáil Inis was a hound-whelp owned by Lugh Lámhfhada of the Tuatha Dé Danann in the Mythological Cycle of Irish literature. The hound was invincible in battle, caught every wild beast it encountered, a...
Blarney Stone
The Blarney Stone (Irish: Cloch na Blarnan) is a block of Carboniferous limestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney, about 8 kilometres (5 mi) from Cork, Ireland. Accordin...
Blarney Stone - Wikipedia
Loftus Hall
Loftus Hall is a large mansion house on the Hook peninsula, County Wexford, Ireland. Built on the site of the original Redmond Hall, it is said to have been haunted by the devil and the ghost of a you...
Loftus Hall - Wikipedia
Art Imlech
Art Imlech, ("having an edge or border" or "bordering on a lake or marsh") son of Elim Olfínechta, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland, who took po...
Art Imlech - Wikipedia