Gaelic Culture

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Origins of Oíche Shamhna Halloween

If you’re like me, you probably love Halloween. It’s been one of my favorite holidays for as long as I can remember…not QUITE up there with Christmas, but close! I mean, seriously…what kid DOESN’T like dressing up and running all over the neighborhood after dark begging for candy? In fact, with my daughter now off at …

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Irish Music CDs Giveaway

Mary Murphy is a friend of Bitesize and she has a new CD album called Lucy’s Fling. In this blog post, you’ll have the chance to win a CD with her traditional Irish music. Here’s what you should know about Mary and her music.

The Irish Language in the Medieval Times (Ep. 22) [Re-run]

The Middle Ages represent one of the most agitated periods in the history of Europe. Ireland wasn’t an exception and it had its share of turbulent times. The Irish language was the subject of many influences along Ireland’s history and the Irish people were very possibly even more multilingual than they are in present times.