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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.

 

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Fungie, the Dolphin of Dingle Bay

The dolphin is one of Ireland’s most fascinating mammals and Fungie is the most famous. He is a fully- grown bottlenose who is 13 feet (4 meteres) long and weighs about 500 lbs or around one-quarter tonne.
Fungie was first noticed in 1984 when Paddy Ferriter, the Dingle Harbour lighthouse keeper, began watching a lone wild dolphin escort the town's fishing boats to and from port. 
Later that year, it became officially recorded that Fungie was a permanent resident of the entrance channel to Dingle and the self-appointed “pilot” of the fleet. 
Over the years Fungie has developed from a timid but inquisitive observer of the human visitors into a playful, though mischievous, companion.  From observation of marks on his body, it seems that he does 'interact' with other whales, dolphins or porpoises, proving perhaps he is neither hermit nor outcast from his own kind, but rather that he is simply content to spend most of his time in and around Dingle Bay.


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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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