Orangemen’s Day: The Orange and the Green

Orangemen’s Day: The Orange and the Green

Orangemen's Day: The Orange and the Green As the 12th of July approaches, we at Donegal Square reflect on Irish history and what “The Twelfth” means to us.  “The Twelfth'' is known as “Orangemen’s Day”. But...what is Orangemen’s Day? Some of you reading this may know...

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The Fourth of July Celtic Descent

The Fourth of July Celtic Descent

Happy 4th of July, lads and lasses! Every year, we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. As a nation of immigrants, that history has been shaped by millions of influential figures from all over the world....

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Bloomsday: Tribute to James Joyce

Bloomsday: Tribute to James Joyce

BLOOMSDAY Ireland is home to some of the greatest creative minds in the history of the Western World. I’m talkin’ Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, and William Butler Yeats, just to name a few. The legendary Irishman I would like to tell you about today is named James...

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St John’s Eve: Bonfires & Lore

St John’s Eve: Bonfires & Lore

ST JOHN’S EVE  Tonight is the night, beloved readers! Tonight is St John’s Eve. For those of you who are not familiar with this Celtic tradition, today’s post will equip you with all the knowledge needed to recreate your own St. John’s Eve, if you so choose. Get ready...

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Meet Corinne – Our In House Baker

Meet Corinne – Our In House Baker

Do you know what the most difficult thing about working at Donegal Square is? Corinne The Red Stag Pub’s In-House Baker. You heard me, Corinne. All week long, tantalizing scents waft down the hallways and permeate the walls of our 18th century building as Corinne...

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Father’s Day at the Square

Father’s Day at the Square

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and all of us here at Donegal Square are looking forward to helping those find the best purchases for his or her pater familias!  My Irish heritage was first disclosed to me at Donegal Square and Bethlehem’s annual Celtic...

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Tunes At Twilight

Tunes At Twilight

Summer is here, lads and lassies! Donegal Square and McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub are excited to be a part of “Tunes at Twilight”, happening every Thursday this summer through July 22nd. Hosted by the Downtown Bethlehem Association, “Tunes” has undergone a renovation...

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Celtic Weddings

Celtic Weddings

Celtic Weddings are certainly one of a kind. They are full of a slew of traditions, most of which have been passed down for hundreds of years.    Ready to “Tie the Knot”? The origin of that turn of phrase is accredited to the Scottish “handfasting”. During the...

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Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival

Hello again, lads and lassies! It’s here! The lusty month of May! And I wanted to tell you a little bit about how the ancient Celts welcomed the first touch of summer. Our Celtic ancestors celebrated the Beltane Fire Festival.    WHAT IS THE BELTANE FIRE...

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A History of Tartan

A History of Tartan

Good day, lassie/laddie!  Have you heard the news?! April 6th is Tartan Day! Here at Donegal Square, we celebrate Tartan Day and it's history all month long. In fact, one could say we celebrate Tartan Day everyday in our store!   What is Tartan Day ? What is...

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