Cultural Heritage has been central to the mission of Celtic Crossings for 20 years. In fact, our slogan ‘Ceol agus Cultúr’ means ‘Music and Culture’. So when a close friend asked recently, “Hmm, what is cultural heritage and what’s the big deal?”  I was caught completely off guard. How often do we use expressions […]

Cultural Heritage-More than monuments and museums

Insights Ireland Daily Journal
Tomorrow Starts Today As Mark Twain famously said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do, than by the ones you did .” Don’t you think you should start planning? Let’s be honest for a moment. Are you putting off your dreams of adventure and […]

Tomorrow Starts Today, Start Planning!

Ennis Bookshop 2
VISIT IRELAND FOR the Peace and Quiet According to the World Health Organization, noise can cause significant health problems, including difficulty focusing and an inability to relax. Escape from the noise. Visit Ireland and reawaken your soul. Friendly and hospitable people:  There are even songs about Ireland’s famous warmth! (“When Irish eyes are smiling”)  People are the heart of […]

Visit Ireland-Top 10 Reasons

1999: Tracin’ – Traditional Music from the West of Ireland featuring Gearóid Ó hAllmhurain and fiddler Patrick Ourceau
  FLOWING TIDES:  History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape AUTHOR: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (Oxford University Press, New York, 2016) ISBN: 9780199380084  Flowing Tides explores 200 years of Irish history and the fascinating characters and events which shaped its musical traditions. Despite its isolation on the western edge of Europe, Ireland fills the music maps of […]

Flowing Tides (new book by Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin)

Irish smoked salmon on soda bread
For many years, Celtic Crossings featured a series of curated Ireland itineraries to help groups design their own personal trips.   We have listed just few to show the range of interests visitors have when visiting Ireland.  Even if it is your first visit, it is really helpful to start with […]

Celtic Crossings Ireland itineraries (1997-2014)

Living Life Fully
Living life fully and meaningfully.  Isn’t that the true definition of  a life well-lived?  Anything less?  Well, that’s simply not enough.  At least, that’s how I felt as I prepared for my first international adventure.  It was the early 1980s and I was fresh out of university. Reagan was president of the United States and […]

Living life fully

Hurling–Ireland's national obsession- The 2,000 year old tradition of Irish hurling combines the speed and skills of hockey, baseball, lacrosse and rugby. Its reputed to have replaced warfare in Ireland

Hurling and other wonderful Gaelic Sports

Are you curious about your County Clare heritage and genealogy? Learn about the extraordinary resources that can make your search into an adventure!

Deep roots – Clare Genealogy