"You can’t walk alone. Many have given the illusion but none have really walked alone. Man is not made that way. Each man is bedded in his people, their history, their culture, and their values." – Peter Abrahams
Certainly the Irish have never walked alone – no matter how far from home they have had to travel through the centuries. They have carried with them, and handed down to their descendents, all those aspects that make them who they are, that together form the truth of what it means to be Irish – no matter where you live, no matter whether you have ever stepped onto the ancestral soil or not.
In this section we explore various aspects of the Irish culture and how it manifests itself in today’s modern Irish psyche.
If you would like to contribute an article under one of the following categories or suggest an additional category, we would welcome your input.
1. Forms and images of traditional Celtic art and the meanings behind them
– One essay coming soon. Please contact us if you have additional submissions for this topic .
2. Transplanted crafts/art forms (e.g. – the making of Irish lace or other artisan skills)
– Please contact us if you have a submission for this topic.
3. Irish influence in architecture and furniture design and construction
– Irish Homes and Furniture in New Brunswick – by Darrell Butler
4. Our musical inheritence
– Irish Music in New Brunswick – Thoughts and Observances – by Bernie Houlahan
5. Irish sporting tradition
– The Irish in New Brunswick – Sporting Tradition – by Bruce Driscoll
6. The Irish language
– The Irish Language in New Brunswick – By Marilyn Driscoll
7. Food and drink
– The Evolution of Irish Cuisine – By Shauna Driscoll
8. Skills – transplanted and acquired
– One article coming soon. Please contact us if you have additional submissions for this topic.
9. The role of women in New Brunswick Irish Communities.
– A Hard Life Surely: The Role of Women in Rural Irish Communities – By Linda Evans