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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Are Fairy Trees a Fairy Tale?

Are Fairy Trees a Fairy Tale?

Arbor Day: Plant a Tree! Today is Arbor Day, a holiday where individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. In the United States, National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, although individual states may have their own celebrations. The first...

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St. Patrick's Weekend in Bethlehem

St. Patrick's Weekend in Bethlehem

All year long, Donegal Square and McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar are the Lehigh Valley’s Celtic destination. At this time of year, we become St. Patrick’s Day headquarters! From Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17, we have an array of fun St....

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St. Patrick's Weekend in Bethlehem

St. Patrick’s Weekend in Bethlehem

All year long, Donegal Square and McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar are the Lehigh Valley’s Celtic destination. At this time of year, we become St. Patrick’s Day headquarters! From Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17, we have an array of fun St....

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