Explore the unique Irish tradition of Wren Day, also known as the Feast of Stephen, tied to the first Christian martyr. Learn about the symbolic role of the wren, the king of all birds, in this festive celebration. Discover the blend of Celtic and Christian customs during the Christmas season, including the significance of holly, ivy, and atonement traditions.
By Andrew Shuman Faugh A Ballagh (Clear the Way) The cry of the Irish Brigade warns that a shot has been launched and people are coming through. About a mile […]
Andrew Shuman reflects on the his summer in Dublin, recounting unique experiences and discoveries in the city. The memories include staying at Trinity College, visiting the Door of Reconciliation, and exploring Viking ruins beneath a grocery store. Shuman also mentions upcoming events and discusses a book by Judge Michael Mentel related to the 1981 Hunger Strikes.
By Andrew Shuman “Down at the Pub, I suppose…” Nothing represents my Irish experience better than an evening at The Old Bag of Nails Pub in Westerville, northeast of Columbus […]
“This flag dips to no earthly king.” According to popular legend, these were the words of US Olympian Martin Sheridan after fellow Irish American Ralph Rose refused to dip the […]
Columbus Irish: Stone of Destiny By Andrew Shuman *Andrew is a Columbus transplant after graduating from The Ohio State University with a Major in History and Minor in Political Science […]
Columbus Irish: A Manner of Speaking By Andrew Shuman During the Greater Columbus Irish Cultural Foundation dinner back in September, the MC recalled her Irish roots, and a saying she remembered […]
Columbus Irish: The Most Wonderful Time of Year By Andrew Shuman It’s like the Superbowl, the Kentucky Derby, and Christmas all wrapped into one big “Green Season.” From January through […]
Capital Happenings The winter solstice is behind us and the ceremonial transition from darkness to light has begun. Central Ohio began its transition Scarlet & Gray to Green as we […]