Lughnasa: A Celtic Harvest Festival

Lughnasa (pronounced: Loo-neh-sa) is an ancient Celtic festival celebrating the start of the harvest season. While centuries may have passed, the legacy of this Celtic festival still lives on in modern Ireland.  What is Lughnasa? A key event in the Celtic calendar, the month-long festival of Lughnasa offered the ancient Celts a chance to herald in…

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The Splendor of the Big House

Hidden away behind vast estates and luscious gardens, these architectural gems are remnants of a decadent age long gone by.    An Teach Mór (pronounced: Te-ock More), also known as “The Big House,” was a term used to describe the country houses, mansions and estate houses of the well-to-do landed class in Ireland. These luxurious buildings began to spring up across the…

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