Clare Island Lighthouse, an Ireland hidden gem

A visit to Clare Island Lighthouse, Ireland, is absolutely something different.First, you can leave your car behind at Roonagh Pier on the Mayo mainland and, journey across the water for a quaint visit on the Island. Clare Island lighthouse and its buildings have been restored and transformed into a luxury guesthouse, and the island itself offer a wealth of activity including walking, cycling, fishing, music and crafts. The original lighthouse was built in 1806 by the Marquis of Sligo, on the isolated northern tip of Clare Island. However, seven years…

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1# The myths and legends behind Christmas

Christmas is usually considered a Christian festival, but it’s probably the most syncretized holiday on the calendar. The Puritans banned it in England during Cromwell’s dictatorship, from 1647 to 1660, but also in Boston from 1659 to 1681. The Puritans recognized (albeit sourly) that Christmas was about as Christian as a pentacle. This is one major reason why the Christmas season is so long, as it incorporates traditions that go back centuries before Christ. In fact, Christmas wasn’t even incorporated into Christianity until nearly four centuries after Christ’s death and,…

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The fish dish that killed a King…

England’s King Henry I died aged 66 on this day, December 1, 1135 after eating what was described at the time as “a surfeit of lampreys”. Of course, his death must have been unpleasant, but nothing like as terrific as the process that his body went through. Lampreys are an eel-like fish whose mouth has a circular suction pad. They don’t have a jaw, but the adults have teeth and they seem they are horror movies creatures. Henry enjoyed them as a meal, even though his physicians warned against eating…

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#TodayInHistory – December 1

December 1 – Some important events on this day. 1135 👉🏼 England’s King Henry I died aged 66 after eating what was described at the time as “a surfeit of lampreys”. ✔️READ THE ARTICLE! 1640 👉🏼 Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule 1821 👉🏼 Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain 1913 👉🏼 Ford Motor Company institutes world’s 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford 1913 👉🏼 Flag of Greece officially raised at Firka Fortress, Chania Crete symbolising the union of Crete and Greece.…

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