Druid looks out

The Druid is a large wooden statue, opposite Molly Gallivan’s cottage, Bonane, Kenmare. It is carved from the remains of a pine tree, which has stood there for hundreds of years. The carving represents the first settlers in the area over 6000 years ago. The Druid looks out over the valley to the highest point… Continue reading Druid looks out

Did You Know… Fairytale

Fairytale of New York by the Pogues and Kirsty McColl is the most played song on Irish radio every year during the Christmas period. * * * The official colour of Ireland is actually blue, not green. According to Irish folklore, families can prevent an argument over Christmas by placing their shoes side by side… Continue reading Did You Know… Fairytale

Did You Know… Holly

In ancient Ireland people would put holly leaves and branches in their homes during winter. This was so the supernatural forest people would be able to come in and shelter from the cold. The custom predates Christianity although it is now a well-known Christmas tradition. * * * * * * Marxist revolutionary leader Che… Continue reading Did You Know… Holly