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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Donegal Square Renovations

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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6, 7, 8 Celtic Nations? Depends on Who You Ask

6, 7, 8 Celtic Nations? Depends on Who You Ask

Donegal Square is often referred to as "the Irish store", which isn't entirely incorrect, but it tends to define us too narrowly. In fact, we carry items made by artisans in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. That is why our motto is "Bringing you all the Best from Ireland...

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Traditional Music in Irish Culture

Traditional Music in Irish Culture

Telling Stories and Uniting People Irish music tells the story of the land and its people. Throughout history, during times of celebration and rebellion, music sent a powerful message and brought people together. Today Irish folk music is a living tradition, found in...

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Winter Restaurant Week In Bethlehem

Winter Restaurant Week In Bethlehem

Join us for Winter Restaurant week in Bethlehem! Starting Sunday, January 27th through Saturday, February 2nd, join participating Downtown Bethlehem Restaurants for Winter Restaurant Week.  Each participating restaurant will offer fixed menus for lunch or dinner. ...

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Origins of Celtic Classic

September is one of our favorite months at Donegal Square. The cooler days and nights are perfect for our cozy sweaters, the beautiful new products we ordered at the spring trade shows for fall delivery are arriving daily, and best of all...it’s time for Celtic...

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