Tags: christmas

No country for old moans

It’s been pleasing to see a revival in the old Irish tradition of celebrating January 6 as ‘Nollaig na mBan’, the ‘women’s Christmas’. Although it had been a country tradition, I don’t think it was very widely observed in Dublin, where January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany was known, traditionally, as ‘Little Christmas’. The…

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President Higgins echoes Pope’s warning over global ‘indifference’

President Michael D. Higgins has echoed Pope Francis warning against the “globalisation of indifference” in his message for Christmas 2023. In his message, the President reflected on growing global tensions due to wars in the Holy Land and Ukraine, as well as the dangers of the climate crisis. “We think in particular of all of…

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