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Hygge Holidays

October 12, 2016

Hygge pronounced “Hooga” is a Danish cultural gem. If you haven’t already heard about this concept, prepare yourself! Irish bookshops report that there will be at least eight new book titles on the market for Christmas 2016 all dedicated to the pursuit and practice of Hygge. The Danes have achieved the rankings of happiest citizens in the world and […]

Halloween Festivities

October 12, 2016

The ancient Celts believed that the seasonal changeover from light to dark created a portal where spirits, banshees and pukas could easily transgress the boundaries of the living and dead. During the festival of Samhain, bonfires were lit and disguises worn as measures to ward off evil spirits. Halloween in Ireland is still loaded with tradition, with tales of […]

Bram Stoker Festival 2016

October 5, 2016

It’s coming up to that time of the year again for dressing up and having some fun with the family and the kids for Halloween! Dublin is doing its part this year by hosting the Bram Stoker Festival 2016. Inspired by the heritage of Dublin-born Gothic novelist Bram Stoker and his notorious novel Dracula. This festival has […]

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