Virtual Irish Fest!

Due to concerns with COVID-19, we should all be practicing social distancing for everyone’s health. Please stay home unless you must go out! It’s sad that we can’t go out and celebrate Irish culture together during Irish Heritage Week / St. Patrick’s Day, but we can come together online! Join me on Twitter or InstagramContinue reading “Virtual Irish Fest!”

Ways to Celebrate Irish Heritage Day Without Gnashing Your Teeth about St. Patrick and Perpetuating Bad History

I’ve talked about my feelings about St. Patrick’s Day in the past, as well as my reasons for celebrating it as Irish Heritage Day instead. I’ve also shared, and will share again, Morgan Daimler’s excellent post on what we do know about St. Patrick, his history, snakes, etc. Each year, I continue to see theContinue reading “Ways to Celebrate Irish Heritage Day Without Gnashing Your Teeth about St. Patrick and Perpetuating Bad History”

Reflection: The File Tradition in Ireland

As part of my work on the “Learn the Lore” course in the Irish Pagan School, I’m tasked with reflecting on my knowledge of the file tradition in Ireland as well as my current feelings on poetry. Next, I’m to share my thoughts and feelings on the story studied in days 1 and 2, “EchtraContinue reading “Reflection: The File Tradition in Ireland”

Reflection: Christian Influence in Irish Mythology

After many months of admiring from afar, I finally signed up with author Lora O’Brien’s Irish Pagan School. Another polytheist I admire, Morgan Daimler, recommended Lora awhile back, and I’ve been eyeing her website with interest ever since. I’m trying one of the free courses, Learn the Lore, first. They are short, based around 10ishContinue reading “Reflection: Christian Influence in Irish Mythology”

Lá breithe shona duit!

Bee turned one today, so I’m taking this as a good opportunity to add more Irish vocabulary.  Thank goodness for Youtube!  I’ve looked around several websites but it’s hard to find recorded pronunciations that are clear. Lá breithe shona duit my little one!  Let’s take advantage of the beautiful weather and visit the river today!