Irish Culture & Heritage Blog

  • Ignorance May Be Bliss...But It's Also No Excuse

    There is a well known saying that ignorance is bliss. Now I could delve into the past and explore its origins but I think there is far more value to be consider things in a current context.

  • "Rest is Not a Reward" - An Scéalaí Beag

    Our world can be a very fast paced experience.From selling our time to earn a living, to investing our time in relationships with friends and family the hours of the day disappear quicker than we often realise. When the next day comes, the cycle starts again in a spiral of exhaustion that sleep does not fully restore.

    Rest is not a reward.
  • Ogham Series - Fios - Knowledge / Wisdom

    Fios is the Irish word for knowledge, but unlike eolas this words speak more to visionary wisdom, carnal knowledge and in some circles a second sight.
  • Ogham Series - Sonas - Good Fortune

    Combining this ancient script with the words from the living Irish language our Ogham series hopes to bring new energy and awareness to both.

    Sonas is the Irish word for good fortune, good luck, and unsurprisingly, happiness.
  • Ogham Series - Bua - Victory

    Bua is the Irish word for Victory, but it can also be applied in a number of other ways, describing a persons talent, merit, some special quality, or even their destiny or lot in life.
  • Ogham Series - Clann - Family

    Clann is the Irish word for family, but it can also be used to describe descendants or offspring of a family line. This is most common use of this word but in looking a little deeper into the language and exploring its other translations, maybe we can gain a deeper understanding of what family means in Irish culture.
  • The Ogham Series - Neart - Strength

    Ogham is the first written script of Ireland. Combining this ancient script with the words from the living Irish language our Ogham series hopes to bring new energy and awareness to both.

    Neart is the Irish word for Strength, but it can also be read as force or power.
  • Ogham Series - Misneach - Courage

    Misneach is the Irish word for courage. Unlike many other Irish words there does not appear to be alternative meanings to this term. The concept of courage is something that many would see as a fundamental facet of the human condition, as core to our existence as fear.
  • Ogham Series - Rath - Prosperity

    Combining this ancient script with the words from the living Irish language our Ogham series hopes to bring new energy and awareness to both.

    Rath is the Irish word for prosperity.
  • Ogham Series - Buíochus - Gratitude

    Combining this ancient script with the words from the living Irish language our Ogham series hopes to bring new energy and awareness to both.

    Buíochus is the Irish word for Gratitude.
  • Ogham Series - Sláinte - Health

    Sláinte is the Irish word for health. It speaks to a total form of well being that is not just about the physical. This term is one of the more famous Irish words that is heard time and again around the globe wherever folk gather and raise glasses in a toast. As with a lot of Irish language, there is a deeper meaning to our words.
  • The Well-Fed Does Not Understand The Lean.

    All over our world, people are starved of recognition, compassion, acceptance, and shockingly hundred of years on, basic food and water. We pride ourselves on the marvels of our modern world and its technological progressiveness, but all of these advances are still benefiting only a potion of our world and leaving the rest to suffer and struggle for their very survival.