The History of Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Montreal‘s St. Patrick’s Day parade has been held since 1824. The parade is named after St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, whose feast day falls on March 17. Born in the late 4th century in Roman Britain, Patrick showed little interest in Christianity until he was kidnapped and spent six years in Ireland as a […]

Belfast: Political Wall Murals

The sectarian conflict between Irish Catholic Nationalists favoring the unification of the Republic and Unionist Protestant supporters of continued British rule impacted many facets of life in Northern Ireland. The Troubles, as this period of unrest came to be known, literally left its mark on the walls of the city of Belfast. Political murals, serving […]

Dublin: Guinness Storehouse

Definitely one of Dublin’s top tourist attractions, but you can’t hold that against it, the Guinness Storehouse is a must during any trip to the city. The tours through the storehouse are self-guided, so you can spend hours touring through the various exhibits or just head straight up to the Gravity Bar for your free […]

Dublin: The Irish-Jewish Museum

A collection from Ireland’s influential, yet little known, Jewish community. The museum maintains an interesting collection reflecting the mixed traditions of the Irish and Jewish cultures. Located in the former space of the Walworth Road Synagogue, the collection consists of memorabilia related to the last 150 years, including a full-size replica of a traditional Jewish […]

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