Halloween: Fierce Ladies of the Emerald Isle

Halloween came from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).

The festival which was created by the Celts, (who arrived in Ireland around 500 BC) celebrated the end of the harvest and ushered in the darker half of the year.

During Samhain, the Celts believed that the barrier with the “Otherworld” was breachable and a lot of Halloween traditions stem from this belief:


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The Tribe

“I love my kid but, today…”

The first time I met a Mum in Hong Kong that said this to me I laughed out loud and immediately I knew that we would be friends.

Straight away, I was reminded of a special group of ladies back in Dublin. We all met after the birth of our first babies and 8 years (and many more babies later), It has become a strongly knit group.

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