Monthly Archives: October 2012

Samhain

The ancient Celtic festival of Samhain is widely considered the precursor to the holiday we all know as Halloween. It marked the end of the summer  harvest and the beginning of the winter months, or the dark half of the … Continue reading

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Waking Ned Devine

As I said, the first of my Irish movie posts will be on Waking Ned Devine. The movie is from 1998 and stars Ian Bannen and David Kelly as Jackie O’Shea and Michael O’Sullivan.  David Kelly just passed away in … Continue reading

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The Quays

Perhaps the most touristy of all pubs in Galway is The Quays, pronounced ‘Keys’.  This does not make it any less fun or exciting.  It is quite a large pub once inside, a very misleading discovery considering the front isn’t … Continue reading

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