Posts Tagged: Ireland

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Pumpkins, Poppies & Parkin – November Holidays Around the World
October 25, 2018
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Pumpkins, Poppies & Parkin – November Holidays Around the World
From Mexico’s Day of the Dead to the lights of Hindu Indian’s Diwali, here are the must-know November holidays around the world. A 101 on the origin and traditions of each festivity or commemoration, where to experience them and the appropriate greeting for sending well wishes to those observing the occasion.
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Untying the Meaning of Celtic Knots
March 23, 2018
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Untying the Meaning of Celtic Knots
When I am researching blog posts I often scurry off on intriguing tangents. Writing about the Claddagh got me thinking about the history and meaning of Celtic knots among other things, so today I am returning to Ireland to tie up some of those loose ends. I have significant amounts of Irish heritage and have often […]
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2015 Duende Readers’ Favourites
December 3, 2015
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2015 Duende Readers’ Favourites
As the year draws to a close, I will be packing my suitcase and heading to where the sun is shining on new inspiration. If you are fortunate enough to put your feet up over the silly season and are looking to catch up on some reading, may I suggest you begin with the Duende […]
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The Claddagh - Let Love & Friendship Reign
March 19, 2015
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The Claddagh – Let Love & Friendship Reign
A crowned heart clasped between two hands that symbolises love, friendship and loyalty; the design of the Claddagh ring of Ireland is one with a long and mysterious history full of romantic tall tales. But who can truly claim responsibility for the original motif?