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The Irish had may superstitions around the birth of babies: 1. Conception could be prevented if an enemy tied a knot in a handkerchief at the time of marriage; no child would be born…

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Henry Morris (1915) recounting from his Childhood beliefs in the Farney Barony ‘Nice ripe blackberries are sweet and palatable; but hungry boys and girls will eat blackberries that are neither sweet of palatable. However after ‘Oidhche…

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How The ‘Red Hand’ Became The Symbol of Ulster Ancient legend has it that at a time when Ulster had no King the tribes of the province decided the best way to settle the…

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The Fate Of The Children Of Lir This haunting story has inspired Celtic jewelry makers for many years now as the swan theme embodies traditional Celtic designs and Celtic symbols. A long time ago…