Can anyone tell me about Irish culture?

United States
May 14, 2007 4:54am CST
I am doing a paper on the cultures that are in my ancestry. I am 3/8 Irish , but I know almost nothing about the people, history, holidays, religions, language, arts and crafts, and daily life of the Irish people. I would really love to learn more, but here in Nebraska the only thing I have access to that has anything about the Irish is the internet. There are no Irish ethnic festivals or anything like that close by. Any help you can give me is much appreciated since no one in my family knows anything about our heriutage either.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
14 May 07
I'm afraid I'm the same as you, only information I get is from the Internet and I also have a lot of Irish in my blood. I am going to check back though and see what other's have shared as I would love to know more.
• United States
16 May 07
Well that's alright. We are both in the same boat. We want to learn but have only the internet to learn from. I would love to go to Ireland someday, but I would end up going alone since my husband will not fly.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
14 May 07
A great book for you (and you too Faith) is "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture" It's got a ton of great info in there and it's done in a way that's actually pretty fun to read. My hubby is part Irish, and loves all things associated with his heritage, so he picked this one up years ago. You might be able to find it at your local library or bookstore. If not, it's available on amazon too. http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Idiots-Guide-History-Culture/dp/0028627105/ref=pd_bbs_2/104-0965443-8863902?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179157414&sr=8-2
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• United States
16 May 07
Thank you very much for this response. This gives me something I can buy and read as soon as possible or at leisure depending on my mood.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
16 May 07
Oh BunGirl thank you for the book suggestion I'm going to look for it, sounds great.
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