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Irish Heritage in Canada

Irish Heritage in Canada

Brief Observations on Irish Heritage in Canada   At first glance, Ireland and Canada don’t seem to have a lot in common. They are on opposite sides of the globe, separated by approximately 5 thousand kilometers, and at times can have largely differing cultures and social conventions. However, it cannot be overlooked that Canada is … Continue reading

Vancouver’s Best Irish Pubs and Restaurants

Vancouver’s Best Irish Pubs and Restaurants

How to eat, drink and party like an Irishmen in Vancouver     You don’t have to be an Irishman (or woman) wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day to find an Irish pub in Vancouver. Irish bars and restaurants run amuck in Vancouver, and range from cozy, quaint pubs to … Before you run out … Continue reading

Irish Kitchen Part 2

Irish Kitchen Part 2

Even though meat and seafood dishes are the most impressive ones of the Irish kitchen, however, Ireland is also proud of its unique breads, cakes and desserts. Here are some of the most delicious examples:   Barmbrack: Associated with the famous Irish holiday, Halloween, Barmbrack is sweet bread filled with grapes, which is usually toasted … Continue reading

Irish Cuisine Part 1

Irish Cuisine Part 1

Irish Cuisine- Simply, a temptation Without doubt, Ireland offers plenty of reasons to visit and each year thousands of tourists are motivated to come over and have a taste of the Irish culture; however, even if many are not aware of it, Irish culinary tradition is one of the best talents this country has to … Continue reading

Ancient Celtic Lifestyle

Ancient Celtic Lifestyle

Finding out about the real Celtic everyday life would be contradictory to many stories and tales about the wild and savage Celtic lifestyle. Despite what many people and books would describe, Celts were among the most creative and spiritually active cultures of antiquity. Spending most of their time contributing to their peaceful communities, they were … Continue reading

Crystals & Ships, Hippies & Fairies

Crystals & Ships, Hippies & Fairies

Jim Morrison of psychedelic sixties band The Doors, was probably one of the sexiest and most charismatic singers we have known. A rock star, a poet and an unpredictable front man, Jim Morrison and The Doors are firmly rooted in the hippy scene of West Coast America. However, did you know that Jim Morrison was … Continue reading

3 Famous Celtic Legends

3 Famous Celtic Legends

The Dearg Due There once was a beautiful young woman, said to be the prettiest girl in all the land. Her father was a rich nobleman who could not be more proud of his daughter. When she came of marrying age the gir was approached by many suitors. None of them suited her though, and … Continue reading

Ireland – Did You Know?

Ireland – Did You Know?

Irish facts you probably did not know. Other than being known to the world as the country with the most cheerful and warm-hearted people, Ireland is also home to a few surprising to the rest of the world facts, concerning the Irish culture, way of thinking and lifestyle:   Listen to Urban Life, Dublin photo by: … Continue reading

Irish Christmas Traditions

Irish Christmas Traditions

An Irish Christmas Christmas is a time of traditions, rituals, and time-old customs around the globe. Some of these practices are so engraved in our families and culture we may not even know why we do them. Ireland has very unique customs around the holidays, most deriving from a time when Gaelic culture and religion … Continue reading

Celtic Tattoos around the World

Celtic Tattoos around the World

  No matter where you’re from, a Celtic tattoo will represent generations of pride and strong heritage of this warrior nation, something that is appreciated universally. In recent years, traditional Celtic designs have made a revival in the tattoo world. Whether it be knotwork or ornamental, these tattoos are extremely intricate and detailed, proving to … Continue reading

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