Wearing of the Green – a bit of Irish Folk Lore

March 1, 2010

What are fairies – little whispers of the future.

A bit of folklore or not?

In Ireland two distinct fairy types exist—the trooping fairies and the solitary fairies. You will find the trooping fairies in merry bans about the hawthorn tree or at feasts in gilded fairy palaces. They delight in company, while the solitary fairies avoid large gatherings, preferring alone and separate from one another.

The trooping faeries are the major and presiding residents of fairyland; but the solitary ones (leprechauns, selkies, banshees, merrows, etc…) have greater interest in mortal affairs and therefore are generally more familiar to us. Their favorite foods are pea soup, ham and cabbage, with  bit of stout and some lovely scones or biscuits…

Fairies exist all over the world. In Ireland they are the ’sidhe’ (pronounced shee), a name they have retained from the ancient days.  Look under bushes and circles of stones that crop up all over Ireland—called fairy raths and you will find trooping faeries. The fairy raths crop up in pastures all over Ireland, and the farmers never plow them up for fear of disturbing the fairies that live there and bringing down some bad luck upon themselves.

If you want your children to be brilliant, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be geniuses, read them more fairy tales. ~Albert Einstein

In loving memory of my mom, Nancy

our favorite split pea soup &  and irish soda  bread recipes are available

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Éirinn go brách!

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