Category: History

October 29, 2017

Halloween in Ireland How and why do we celebrate Halloween in Ireland? The connection between Halloween and Ireland is as strong and powerful as the evil spirits who have always came out to play at this time of year dating back centuries.   Halloween has it’s origins in the Celtic Festival of Samhain. The tradition…

May 11, 2017

Northern Ireland Castles Explore Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint   Take a walk inside Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint – watch the video below!   Narrow Water Keep was built around 1568 as a strategic military look out positioned where¬†the Newry River meets the mouth of Carlingford Lough.   You will see from the video below, the…

May 4, 2017

When did Saint Patrick first come to Ireland? Patrick was brought to Ireland from Wales as a slave by a raiding Irish party.   He endured hardship as a slave shepherd on Slemish Mountain in County Antrim. Although he escaped from his bondage, he was drawn back to Ireland by a dream and sought to…