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Welcome to MontPelier Hill

Situated on the summit of Montpellier Hill, Β at 1275 feet above sea level and overlooking the city of Dublin with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, there resides the ruins of an old hunting lodge from the 18th century. Is … Continue reading

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The Legend of Jack O’ Lantern

Every October, carved pumpkins begin to peer out from porches and doorsteps. These orange coloured fruits inscribed with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles are a sure sign that the Halloween season has begun. However this was not always the … Continue reading

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Tlachtga and the Sacred Flame

As previously mentioned the flame which re lit every fire across the country at Samhain came from Tlachtga. Tlachtga or the Hill of Ward as it is now known named after a former owner from the 17th century was once … Continue reading

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Countdown to Samhain 2013

It only seems like a short while since I was writing some Samhain related stuff for last year. Well this year I hope to expand a bit more with some more Irish related posts. Last year I wrote about Stingy … Continue reading

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The Tale of Jack O Lantern

Irish emigrants brought their many traditions to the shores of the United States in the early 1800’s. The tale which I am about to tell you about the Jack O Lantern comes from an very old Irish story concerning a … Continue reading

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