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     collection of treasures
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Eat, Drink and Be an Outlander Fan

Oh, Outlander, how we love thee. The drama, the scenery, the lush costumes, the delicious details…whether reading the novels or watching the program, as an Outlander fan we eat it all up as a feast for our senses. We simply cannot get enough. If you count yourself as one of those with an insatiable appetite for
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A Celtic Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all those women who balance the world on their shoulders each and every day. Who says you can’t have it all? The ancient Celts certainly believed that motherhood was in no way inconsistent with power and ability and fearsomeness. Author Marc Globe relates, “It is rumored that Caesar warned his soldiers
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Create a Fairy Garden Sure to Invite

Would you like to find a dainty fairy and her friends in your own backyard garden? It’s not easy to spot them but if they feel specially invited to their very own fairy garden then they may just settle in for a visit. Fairy gardens first debuted in the United States in 1893 as a
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St. Patrick’s Batallion Fights for Mexico

What do a good Irish whiskey and a good Mexican Mezcal have in common? You can use either to raise a toast to the soldiers of el Batallón de los San Patricios (St. Patrick’s Batallion) – Irish Catholic immigrants who deserted from the U.S. Army to join the fight for Mexico during the Mexican-American War
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The Tree of Life – Ancient Celtic Symbol

Edna O’Brien wrote, “When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.” The Celtic Ranch will celebrate trees and all they represent on Arbor Day. Stop in on April 25 for professional tree-care advice from Norman Landcraft’s Paul Norman. And for $1 you will
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Six Reasons Ladies Love a Man in a Kilt

1. It takes balls to wear a kilt. You can be assured that in most movie theaters, home improvement centers, ball games, and suburban parties you will be the only man in a kilt. Other guys, out of insecurity, will crack jokes about your “skirt”. No need to punch them. Just slide your arm around the
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Catch Him if You Can

It is impossible to think of St. Patrick’s Day or Ireland without envisioning a wee little man dressed in green protecting his pot o’ gold beneath the rainbow. Leprechauns are as Irish as lads and lassies. While they are usually depicted as smiling, ginger-haired elves whose eyes twinkle with just the right amount of holiday
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10 Things You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day

  There’s actually nothing uniquely Irish about clovers. They are found all over the world. Patrick was not born Irish. Or Christian. As a youngster he was kidnapped from Scotland and converted while in captivity. A vision led him to return to Ireland years later as a bishop. Originally the holiday was associated with the
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Grab a Leek and Celebrate the Welsh Way

Happy St. David’s Day! Never heard of him? You should. This vegetarian, peace-loving, ice bath aficionado is a hard-core saint who was related to the legendary King Arthur. And the whole of Wales loves him as its patron. March 1 is David’s official day and it’s been celebrated as the national day of Wales since
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Claddagh: A Symbol of Everlasting Love

It’s nearing St. Valentine’s Day and love abounds. Chocolate, wine and roses are popular gifts for a reason, but a true romantic will go straight for the heart with a gift of the Claddagh ring. The ring represents one of Ireland’s loveliest traditions. No one is completely certain who invented the original Claddagh ring, but
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