My paternal grandmother's people came from Ireland, Scotland and parts of northern England... Here is an Irish medley-- bits and pieces and people of…
Autumn in Ireland
Beauty of the Emerald Isle
Ulster: Northern Ireland
The Fight to Be Free
The Great Hunger: Potato Famine
Honoring St. Patrick-Ireland's Patron Saint
The Irish: Past & Present
The Scots-Irish (Grandma Leopard's Paternal Heritage)
Irish Blessings, Toasts, Proverbs, Quotes, Sayings, Observations
Irish Writers, Poets & Books
Magic, Folklore, & Legends
St Patrick, Myths & Legends
The story of St Patrick is full of colourful myths & legends; many of them blending Christianity with characters & beliefs from ancient Celtic times. Here are some of the most popular stories about Ireland's patron saint.Probably as famous as the story of the shamrock is the legend of Saint Patrick driving all the snakes of Ireland into the sea where they drowned.
1916 proclamation - World Cultures European
The proclamation of Irish Independence by Irish Republicans during the Easter Rising of 1916. The uprising was brutally crushed and several leaders were executed by British forces; however, the defeat served as a rallying cry for Irish independence, resulting in a protracted insurgency and eventual Irish independence in 1922.