ANCIENT ORIGINS OF HALLOWEEN

ANCIENT ORIGINS OF HALLOWEEN

  ANCIENT ORIGINS OF HALLOWEEN Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on...
HALLOWEEN IN IRELAND

HALLOWEEN IN IRELAND

HALLOWEEN IN IRELAND “Hallowe’en” and customs around death and afterlife are celebrated worldwide in different ways. As our population locally becomes more diverse, our events this year are showing that in many cultures throughout the world there are autumn traditions...
HISTORY OF THE JACK-O-LANTERN

HISTORY OF THE JACK-O-LANTERN

HISTORY OF THE JACK-O-LANTERN Before it was Hal­loween, Octo­ber 31st was the Pagan hol­i­day of Sam­hain (pro­nounced sow-in), the offi­cial end of sum­mer and the har­vest sea­son. Ancient Celts believed that at Sam­hain, the veil between the worlds of the liv­ing...
THE HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL

THE HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL

HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL On the 19th August, Waterford Crystal welcomed its one millionth visitor, Gladys Aycock from North Carolina. Gladys who traveled to Waterford and Irelands Ancient East for the first time became the milestone visitor to Waterford Crystal when...
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE SHANNON

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE SHANNON

  THE SECRET LIFE OF THE SHANNON The Shannon is Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and the longest river in the British isles. For 340 kms the river carves its way through the heart of the country almost splitting Ireland in two. It is both a barrier...
DISCOVER ERRIS

DISCOVER ERRIS

  DISCOVER ERRIS Erris… so undiscovered even the locals’ find hidden gems every now and then. Celebrated for its engaging balance of culture and beauty, this beautiful County Mayo peninsula is one of the most westerly points in Europe and a superb unexplored...

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