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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Tartan: Symbol of The Clan

Tartan: Symbol of The Clan

Tartan: Symbol of The Clan Good day, lad or lass! This week I’m back to educate you more on the intriguing history of the tartan. There’s hundreds of years of conflict and love behind those iconic striped creations. Just as clans came together in marriage, they...

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New Ways to Connect and Shop

New Ways to Connect and Shop

Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day, and it was not the typical raucous celebration. For starters, all the pubs were closed (locally and in Ireland). These are unusual times we are living in right now. We are all trying to process the new information we receive daily....

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Failte Festival: A St. Patrick’s Celebration

Failte Festival: A St. Patrick’s Celebration

Music is so ingrained in Irish culture that an instrument, the harp, is the national emblem of Ireland. If the harp is the national symbol of Ireland, then surely Guinness must be the national drink of Ireland. And what is the company logo? The harp! In 1961, the...

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Failte Festival: A St. Patrick’s Celebration

Failte Festival: A St. Patrick’s Celebration

Music is so ingrained in Irish culture that an instrument, the harp, is the national emblem of Ireland. If the harp is the national symbol of Ireland, then surely Guinness must be the national drink of Ireland. And what is the company logo? The harp! In 1961, the...

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Samhain and the Thin Veil

Samhain and the Thin Veil

For many, October 31 is Halloween, a day and night of wearing costumes and trick-or-treating. Halloween in fact has its roots in the ancient Celtic world. Carving pumpkins (originally turnips), wearing costumes, and conjuring spirits of the departed are just a few of...

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Small Business Survivor

Small Business Survivor

Neville Gardner started Donegal Square in 1985. In small business years, 34 years is a lifetime! We are currently undergoing our first major renovation since we moved to 534 Main Street in 1996. Normally Donegal Square is only closed for the day for a major holiday...

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New Ways to Connect and Shop

Donegal Square Renovations

Donegal Square has been in business since 1985, and we have been at 534 Main Street in historic Bethlehem since 1996. In that time, we have not significantly updated our retail space and we are planning a face lift. Donegal Square is getting a top-to-bottom makeover...

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