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Kids' Ireland Index of Stories


The Remarkable Rocket

Irish Children Learning through film

The Nightingale and the Rose

The Young King

The Countess Kathleen O'Shea

A Wolf Story

The Story of the Little Bird

The Bees who would not be left Behind

The Selfish Giant

Kate's Ancient Gift

How the Causeway Came to be

The Story of Sadhbh

Finn and Midac

Finn and the Aillen

Finn's Hounds

The Piper's Tale

Taggart's Lesson

The King has....?

The Story of Finn

Sean & the Selkie

Old Whiskers Wins a Wife

A Midnight Dance

Ugly Feet

The Changling

Singing with the Good People

How the Harp Came to Be

The Adventures of Brendan

Tir Na N-og

A Plate at Howth

Never Forget Ireland

Leary's New House

Little Red Bird

Midnight Visitors

The Day After

Boand's River

Fooling St. Patrick

The Story of Bottle Hill

The Salmon of Knowledge

Making Saint Brigid's Crosses

The Soul Traps

An Interview with Nessie

Saint Patrick's Day puzzle & crafts for kids

Saint Patrick from Slave to Saint

The White Trout

The Bewitched Kerry Cow

 

Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Christmas Crackers

No Christmas dinner in Ireland would be complete without the fun of finding a Christmas Cracker by your plate. And, no, it's not something you eat! These crackers are tubes covered with brightly coloured foil. Each tube is usually filled with a paper hat, a silly toy, a joke and a strip of paper which will make a pop when the cracker is pulled. Each end of the tube is twisted so the treats inside won't fall out. The fun begins when each cracker is pulled by two people and the cracker splits. In many homes, the crackers are pulled before dinner begins so that families can wear the funny paper hats throughout the meal. In other homes, the crackers are pulled after dinner. No matter when they're pulled, crackers always make the Christmas feast more fun.
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