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  • June 25, 2016 Terry Kast

    Claddagh, a Ring, a City, a Legend.

    ShanOre Claddagh Ring with 10K Gold Heart[/caption] Few symbols are recognizable, more quintessentially Irish than the Claddagh. The hands clasping a crowned heart, symbolize love (the heart), loyalty (the crown), and friendship (the outstretched hands). The Claddagh originates in the...

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  • February 26, 2016 Terry Kast

    Trinity knot: Sacred Symbol

    The trinity knot is one of the most used and recognized symbols in Irish and Celtic jewelry, art, and decorations of all kinds. Why is it featured so prominently? Ancient Celts believed that there were three stages of life, three elements, three...

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  • February 15, 2016 Terry Kast

    Irish Time

    We all know someone who is perpetually late. The person who shows up 2 hours to their birthday party, then tells you they need a minute to get ready. A minute which takes an hour. The person who unapologetically starts their dinner...

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  • February 12, 2016 Terry Kast

    What is a Celt?

    According to Google, a Celt is: kelt,selt/ noun plural noun: Celts a member of a group of peoples inhabiting much of Europe and Asia Minor in pre-Roman times. Their culture developed in the late Bronze Age around the upper Danube,...

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  • February 1, 2016 Terry Kast

    Saying I Love You in Irish

    On Valentine's day we think of love, romance, passion, Ireland... It's a cool and dreary island, with frequent gray days which makes for a passionate group of folks! Let's look at some Irish (there are too many to list here)...

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