Many assume that Ireland’s patron saint must have been Irish. The reality of St. Patrick’s nationality is more complicated.
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Was St. Patrick a Real Person?
Did St. Patrick actually exist? Uncover the historical evidence that proves St. Patrick, born Maewyn Succat, was a real (but often misunderstood) person
Imbolc Explained: The Celtic Origins of Groundhog Day
Ever wonder how Groundhog Day became a thing? It started with Imbolc, the ancient Celtic feast day of the fertility goddess Brigid
50 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for the Irish Mythology-Lover in Your Family
Looking for the perfect Irish gift for that special someone this Christmas? Look no further: you’ve reached the end of your journey
The Celtic History Behind Our Favorite Halloween Traditions: 6 Samhain Rituals That Refuse to Die
The origins of Halloween are rooted in the ancient Celtic harvest festival of Samhain. But how, specifically, did Samhain give rise to all those wacky Halloween rituals?
The Jaw-Dropping History of the Jack-O’-Lantern: A Tale of Turnips, Samhain, and Severed Heads
Where do jack-o’-lanterns come from? Learn about their Irish origins in this deep dive
Book Review: Irelandopedia by Fatti and John Burke
Take an adventure around Ireland with this beautifully illustrated compendium of maps, facts, and knowledge.
The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Reading List: 17 Must-Read Books About Irish History and Culture
A mix of fiction and nonfiction, fantasy and history: these are 17 must-read books for any self-respecting celebrator of St. Patrick’s Day