Things my Mam taught me: A cup of tea solves all life’s problems; when visiting, push the doorbell with your elbow as your hands should be filled with gifts.
Category Archive for 'Irish Trivia'
If you are visitng Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, you may encounter a ‘spook hill’, which is a slightly sloping road which seemingly defies gravity. A car in neutral will move uphill. There are other 11 such places in Ireland that will give you the same experience. Is it illusion, magic or magnetism? The phenomenon has kept [...]
To cure bronchitis gather the fruit of the blackthorn bush and boil it. Add sugar and take as needed.
You know you’re Irish if: you don’t know the words but that doesn’t stop you from singing; you can’t wait for the other guy to stop talking so you can start; you have no idea how to make a long story short; holy water is the solution to every injury.
Some say the best of Ireland is in the long memories of her people, repeating stories from the dawn of time.
Red hot embers are easily re-kindled. Irish saying. The crocus, which blooms in Feb in Ireland is St Valentine’s flower.
Swallowing a live frog was considered a cure for a stomach ache.
Ireland’s earliest settlers probably arrived about 9,000 B.C. maybe by crossing a bridge from Scotland after the Ice Age polar sheet receded.
Don’t be talkative in the pub. Don’t tell secrets to the children of your relatives. Idleness is a fool’s desire. Don’t rest your eyes beyond what is yours. The person who brings a story to you will bring two away.
Maps which date from 1325-1865 show an island off the coast of Galway known as Hy-Brasil. According to an Irish myth, it is cloaked in a mist and becomes visible every seven years. It is the home of a highly advanced nation, and those who visited came back with tales of gold roofed domes, healthy [...]