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Hill of Tara, Ireland

Experiencing Ireland’s Sacred Places: Hill of Tara, Soul of Ireland

Experiencing Ireland’s Sacred Places: Hill of Tara, Soul of Ireland

Hill of Tara, Ireland ,

Among Ireland’s plethora of national landmarks, the Hill of Tara holds a place of singular importance in the island’s mythological and historical past, earning the nickname ‘The Soul of Ireland.’ This 500-foot hillside overlooking the Boyne River Valley in County Meath initially appears to be a barren landscape scattered with protruding stones and giant anthills

Celtic Ireland

Saints of Ireland: The Real Patrick

Saints of Ireland: The Real Patrick

Celtic Ireland ,

Origins of St. Patrick’s Day As early as the 9th or 10th century, the Irish observed March 17th as a religious holiday honoring Ireland’s patron saint who died on this date in 461 AD. By the 17th century, a tradition for observing Patrick’s saint day had been established that included attending mass in the morning