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Pleasure in Pubs , Dublin

The ancient Celts of Europe held great drinking-parties at which tribal bonds were secured and treaties were made. The principal drink on such occasions was called coirm , a kind of ale made from a mash of barley or wheat fermented in water. The ancient Irish too drank this ale , while they listened to […]

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Holy Cross Abbey , Thurles , County Tipperary

The church of this 12th century monastery on the banks of the Suir has been meticulously restored and is now used as a parish church. The monastery itself took its name from a relic of the True Cross , which was contained in a golden shrine here , attracted crowds of pilgrims. Holy Cross Abbey […]