"Not even a banger to be heard here, for a delightful change! Tho' we live in a rural area, the trad bonfires had given way to the efforts to impress in recent years although the fireworks were illegal. Big load of same seized en route from…"
"Diana, just from a personal point of view I could not understand why anyone with Irish roots would doubt their welcome to live here! Even without roots! There is a big surplus of houses nationwide and prices are dropping steadily. People got a bit…"
Have you lived or are living in Ireland or maybe thinking about it. This is the place to exchange thoughts, information, experiences or humour. Go On, Go On, Go On, Go on, You Will, You Will, You Will!
"So good to hear from people...thought I was "with the faeries" as they say here in Ireland about someone who is a bit retarded! Anyway, my ancestors would have had a very healthy respect for the "wee folk" as Wm.Butler Yeats…"
I was out in Missouri visiting my grownup daughter and her family and she asked me to take a picture of her and her husband. She chose a huge elm tree for the photo background and I posed them under the tree. There were no shrubberies…"
"There are still many who not only believe in the Fairies but see them as well. There is a delightful film called The Fairy Faith by filmmaker John Walker. His grandmother was a firm believer in the Faeries and because of her and because he used to…"
Many of the stories traditionally passed on verbally in Ireland in Gaelic were loaded with superstition eg. anyone going anywhere with a purpose such as to a fair to sell farmproduce would be advised to turn back immediately should they meet a red-haired female. Their mission was destined for disaster! Now there was a good population with red hair in this neck of the woods (NW Ireland) and indeed throughout the country so it must have been pretty limiting for those who believed in the…See More
List all the Irish Superstitions you know of and what is the meaning and origin i.e. what part of Ireland is it from, who did you hear it from, do you believe it and does it scare you or make you happy etc.