04 Apr: How We Celebrate Mother’s Day in Ireland | Carroll’s Irish Gifts

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…