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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.

 

Sat, Nov 8, 2014


Brian Boru-Ireland's greatest King

BrianBoru was born around 940, the youngest of two sons of Cennedig, head of Dal Cais, one of the royal free tribes of Munstrer. When the Danes began to overrun the country, the two brothers united, and swept them back inside their walled cities.Of the two brothers, Brian was more forceful, capable and energetic. When Malachi was killed by treachery, Brian was undisputed king. He reigned for thirty-nine years.
It was a time of unsurpassed glory, prosperity and happiness. He promoted the arts and learning. He is credited with having originated surnames. His patriotism and personal sacrifice brought the clans together, under one king, for the only time in Irish history.
He was eighty-nine when his army faced the armies of the Norsemen at the
Battle of Clontarf. Brian's warriors won the day, but Brian was dead, as were his son and grandson. The days of Ireland's finest king were gone.
In the words of his eulogist, "Brian was the last man in Erin who
was a match for a hundred."
Sources: Irish Story Teller
Clare County Library

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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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