Tag: Ireland

Bram Stoker’s Dracula Might Have Been Inspired From An Irish Legend

The highly popular Gothic horror character created by Bram Stoker in his 1897 novel entitled ‘Dracula’ might have actually been inspired from an Irish folk legend instead of the historical prince of Wallachia Vlad III Dracul (Vlad III the Dragon) who reigned during the late Middle Ages. While the most popular theory regarding Dracula’s origin…


The Origins Of The Norse-Gaels In Ireland And Scotland

The Norse-Gaels (also known under the terms ‘Hiberno-Norse’ or ‘foreign Gaels’) were a people who originated in the Norse settlements established during the Viking Age in Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, and the Hebrides who resulted from the intermarriage between the Norse colonists and the indigenous Gaelic populations. The Norse-Gaels became the dominant force on…


A Short Guide To Irish-English Accents

Irish English (or Hiberno-English, from Latin ‘Hibernia’ meaning Ireland) is a term that refers to the totality of dialects spoken and written in Ireland. Historically, English was firstly used in Ireland along with the Norman conquest in the 12th century in the geographic area corresponding to modern day Dublin, at the time known as ‘the…


The History Of The Norse Settlements In Ireland During The Viking Age

During the late part of the 8th century the Norsemen commenced to set sail from Britain to Ireland and starting from the mid 9th century they built significant settlements that will later on evolve into modern day Dublin, Limerick or Cork. Their incursions to the British Isles consisted at first of raiding and plundering Catholic…


20 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Ireland, The Emerald Isle

Here’s a list of ten interesting facts you should know about the beautiful Emerald Isle, Ireland, its culture, history, people, and traditions: 20. Ireland is an island located in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is the second largest island of the British archipelago, the third largest European one as well as the twentieth largest worldwide….