Christmas in Ireland

Christmas is a major event in Ireland, both as a holiday and as an occasion for frenzied shopping and overindulgence - much as it is everywhere else! However many old traditions …

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Irish Christmas Pudding

With its rich fruit and the plentiful addition of whiskey, this pudding has an important place at the table in any traditional Irish Christmas It's often called Plum Pudding, but it …

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St. Nicholas of Myra

Local lore has it that Christopher Columbus prayed in this church, located in Galway city centre, before leaving on the voyage that took him to America. It's been in both Protestant …

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A Typical Irish Christmas

What life is like at Christmas in Ireland, from the days and weeks of preparation, to Christmas day and the lead in to a New Year. From office parties to pantomime, …

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Christmas Traditions in Ireland

A look at some of the traditions of an Irish Christmas, from a lit candle in the window on Christmas Eve - and why it has been revived as a …

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Visiting Ireland at Christmas

Because Ireland kind of stops dead over the Christmas period, it may not be the best time to travel. Most tourist attractions are closed, as are most Bed and Breakfasts …

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Christmas Food in Ireland

Of course the Irish eat too much at Christmas - that's the point, isn't it? A feast of rich fruit cake, moist plum pudding and mince pies accompany the traditional roast …

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Traditional Irish Christmas Cake

Made with plenty of fruit, nuts and Irish Whiskey and topped with marzipan and white frosting, the Christmas cake is a central part of Christmas in Ireland. This recipe is a …

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