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We just received a Celtic site award from Nancy Monaghan and very pleased about it. In Nancy's own words. "This award is not given lightly. As an Irish-American educator and author, presenting information about my Celtic heritage is very important to me. I only bestow this award on the very best Celtic sites on the 'Net that present the Celtic culture in an informative, entertaining and educational context." Thank you Nancy!

A friend (Pat Friend!) nominated us for this award from ALLInfoAbout. A pleasant surprise indeed.


We're proud to have received many awards, but none of them compare to this one. Many, many thanks to all of you who took the time to cast your vote and gave us the right to call Irish Culture and Customs the best non-fiction publication for 2002.
We're still in a state of shock.



For the third straight year , we are very proud to announce that the International Association of Webmasters and Designers has given Irish Culture and Customs their Golden Web Award for 2003-2004


International Association of Webmasters and Designers has given Irish Culture and Customs their Golden Web Award for 2002-2003.


International Association of Webmasters and Designers has given Irish Culture and Customs their Golden Web Award for 2001-2002.

 

Mon, Sep 29, 2014


Ireland's Most Haunted Castle

South-east of Birr between Kinnity and Roscrea, in Co. Offaly are the remains of Leap Castle. Originally an O'Carroll fortress, it guarded the pass from the Slieve Bloom into Munster. Said to have more than 50 ghosts, its dark and mysterious past includes the murder of a priest by his brother in the "Bloody Chapel" and the slaughter by their Irish employers of more than 50 Scots mercenaries in order to avoid payment. It has always had a reputation of being haunted and locals have described seeing the windows at the top of the castle "light up for a few seconds as if many candles were brought into the room" late at night. For more details read our article Creepy Irish Castles & Houses.

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Glorious Gardens of Ireland
by Melanie Eclare

A magnificent pictorial tribute to the splendor of Irish gardens, featuring more than 200 color images.
Eclare ushers readers into spectacular Irish garden settings...
Equally captivating are the book's gorgeous photographs of plants, beautiful stonework, outstanding statuary, and the voluptuous floral compositions that adorn Ireland's great castle estates, rural herb growers, country guest houses, and quaint cottages.
Alice Joyce
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