Researching the Secret Irish Traveller Culture So, as many of you have guessed, my next project involves a group of Irish Travellers and let me warn anyone who shares this bright idea, researching the Irish Traveller culture is a nightmare! That brings me to what was easy to discover: People HATE Irish Travellers. But, reading the hate filled comments about them, I can understand why they remain so secretive.
Intricate Celtic Cross - Ireland: 'Celtic or Irish High Crosses are based on three design types: ancient Iron Age Celtic culture based crosses, scripture based or bible based crosses or a combination of these two (only a few of these in existence). These Irish High Crosses were a religious education tool and many were painted in bright colors to attract people's attention.' http://www.gaelicmatters.com/celtic-cross-meaning.html (Celts, Celtic, history)
Countess Markievicz played an active part in the Easter Rising of 1916 and in post-1916 Irish history. Born in 1868 as Constance Gore-Booth, Countess Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the Easter Uprising but had the sentence commuted to life imprisonment on account of her gender. She died in 1927. It is estimated that over 250,000 people lined the streets for her funeral.
My Favorite Ghost Story: Waverly Hills As many of you know, I live in Southern Indiana. What some of you may not realize is that there is only a river separating me from my all time favorite paranormal site: Waverly Hills Sanatorium. Waverly Hills Sanatorium is supposed to be one of the most haunted locations in America. It has been popularized on Ghost Hunters on the SyFy channel, Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel, and even all the way over to the UK on Brittan's Most Haunted.