Mammy, mum, mom, mam, or ma – no matter what you happen to call yours, there’s an important day approaching! March 19th is Mother’s Day here in Ireland; an occasion to celebrate your nearest and dearest and let them know just how much you care.
Of course, it’s not merely about saluting the woman who gave birth to you, but about all of those who’ve played a mothering role in life. It could be an aunt or a grandmother, a sister or a family friend, or even a boss who’s been a nurturing presence as you developed into the person you are today: all of the “other mothers”, if you will! Indeed, that’s far closer to the original meaning of the holiday – which brings us to a history that might surprise you…
Irish heritage is almost a pre-requisite to becoming president in America so there must be something in the Irish psyche that suits the role. From Joe Biden to Barack Obama to JFK, 23 presidents can claim Irish heritage and the rest are, no doubt, scrambling to find a connection. Antrim people seem particularly presidential, with 8 former presidents having Antrim ancestors.
Searching for the perfect gift for the man in your life this Father’s Day? Whether it’s your dear old dad, your grandfather, a family friend, or the father of your own kids, Father’s Day is a much-loved way to celebrate these figures around the world – and on Irish Father’s Day, it’s no different.
Obviously, those who leave behind family and friends will always miss their loved ones but it’s not just the people you know that you miss when you leave Ireland, but the people in general.
Originated in the wild landscape of the Aran Islands, off the rugged West Coast of Ireland, it uses a rich and distinctive range of beautiful and intricate stitches and patterns, but did you know that there’s actually a story and a meaning behind every single stitch?
WE FELL IN LOVE WITH IRELAND AND IRISH LIFESTYLE.
Thit muid i ngrá le hÉirinn
Irish Socksciety loves all that is quirky and humorous of contemporary Ireland.
they feel that feet have lots to say, and to help them talk, they design colourful and funny socks here, in Galway, on the west coast of Ireland, in the middle of the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way.
St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s national holiday. It celebrates St. Patrick and takes place on March 17th every year. In Ireland St. Patrick’s Day traditionally was the first public holiday of the year, so it was the perfect chance for Irish people to relax and let their hair down (or dye it green).