Archive | Celebrating St Patrick’s Day – March 2015

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Short story: The origins of the Irish leprechaun

Ali Isaac, author of Grá mo Chroí and The Tir na Nog Trilogy celebrates St Patrick’s day with our readers by sharing some folklore on the origins of the Irish leprechaun. Known in Irish as the leipreachán, this mischievous little fellow is usually depicted as an old man, about three feet tall, with distinctive red hair […]

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Short story: The origins of the Claddagh ring

Ali Isaac, author of Grá mo Chroí and The Tir na Nog Trilogy celebrates St Patrick’s day with our readers by sharing some background information and history on the Claddagh ring. The Claddagh ring is a symbol of Ireland that we all know and recognise. It is often used in place of a wedding ring, […]

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Short story: Origins of the Irish harp

Ali Isaac, author of Grá mo Chroí and The Tir na Nog Trilogy celebrates St Patrick’s day with our readers by sharing some background information and history on the Irish harp. The Irish harp is recognised worldwide as being Ireland’s national emblem. We see it everywhere, from our pint of Guinness to the flag of Leinster; […]

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Short story: How to trap a leprechaun

Sherri Matthews, freelance writer celebrates St Patrick’s day with our readers with her short story on ‘how to trap a leprechaun’. The story my mother tells is it was my Irish grandmother (Nana), who chose my name.  Dad wanted Rachel, Mum wanted Claire, but Nana came up with Sherri; it being of Irish origin, apparently. […]

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Short story: St Patrick’s other island

Caroline Smith, author of the Isle of Man in the Great War celebrates St Patrick’s day with her short story on St Patrick’s other island, the Isle of Man. St Patrick is indisputably associated with Ireland, but it has been said, that as long as they don’t mind sharing him, the people of the Isle […]

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Short story: The lady of the Faren Prince

Melisssa A. Joy, Blackheath Dawn’s emerging fantasy writer celebrates St Patrick’s day with our readers with her short story from the land of the Fey – The lady of the Faren Prince. Reyna padded through a small front garden filled with spring flowers into the small thatched wattle and daub cottage where she lived, ignoring […]

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