Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Shamrock

The shamrock, which was also called the "seamroy" by the Celts, was a sacred plant in ancient Ireland because it symbolized the rebirth of spring. By the seventeenth century, the shamrock had become a symbol of emerging Irish nationalism. As the English began to seize Irish land and make laws against the use of the Irish language and the practice of Catholicism, many Irish began to wear the shamrock as a symbol of their pride in their heritage and their displeasure with English rule.

xoxo, Cathleen

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  1. Hi Screaming Meme, Cathleen & Co
    Thanks for inviting me to visit your blog. Sounds like it is going to be fun! Best of luck with it


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