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An Interview With Young Wexford Students Talking About Stories Passed Down To Them.

Michael Fortune put together a compilation of interviews with students in the County Wexford telling stories of the local folklore that they had heard about from older generations.  It is difficult to understand these young men if you are not Irish, and some comments even said it was hard to understand even if you are […]

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Feb. 1st, St. Brigid’s Day, Watch This Video To Learn About Her.

St. Brigid is the patron saint of Ireland with St. Patrick. Want to learn a little more about her? Watch this short video shot in Ireland by the Catholic News Service. Source: Catholic News Service on YouTube TheIrishInAllOfUs.com Greetings from IrishOak and Kass! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook to see our latest posts!

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The Claddagh Ring, Love , Loyalty, and Friendship! Sterling Silver Only $1.99!

The Claddagh ring has a heart for love, clasped hands for friendship, and a crown for loyalty.  The rings were originally produced in Galway starting in the 1700’s.  There are a few legends as to who actually made the first ring, but one of the oldest surviving rings has the mark of goldsmith Richard Joyce […]

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Irish Scientists’ Big DNA Breakthrough 

  Irish scientists have sequenced the first ancient human genomes from Ireland. This is exciting for a number of reasons and could provide more information on the origins of Celtic populations. The research shows that early Irish farmers were similar to southern Europeans. I am always amazed with things like this. It’s amazing to see […]

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Some Beautiful Irish Baby Names You Will Fall In Love With!! Pass It On To The Younger Generations!

Buzzfeed had a post with the 17 “strikingly beautiful Irish baby names” that I have to admit I fell in love with.  Being more of a grandmother’s age than a mother, I was happy to share these with my sons. They are not ready for them but maybe you are.  I could not decide which […]

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Irish New Year Traditions, A Happy 2016 To You!!

The first day of the new year was welcomed with a few traditions! In the past no water was to be brought in or thrown out after sunset on the last day of the year. It would bring bad luck to do so.  Many people were opening the front door at midnight to welcome in […]

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Interested In Learning The Irish Language For Free? Check Out This App!

 An app called duolingo will enable you to learn a second language for free. The app can be downloaded for free on iphones, ipads, and android devices. It just celebrated a million users,  just learning Irish!! It is a difficult language for me as I research for the blog, I rarely understand any of the […]

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Mother Jones, Another Activist For Labor From Ireland!

Mary Harris Jones was born in Cork, Ireland in 1837 and at 10 years old moved to Canada after suffering great loss from the potato famine.  She later moved to the United States and lived in Chicago.  She learned a trade as a dressmaker and trained as a teacher, too.  She then moved to Memphis, […]

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