Lewis Sloan

Born in County Down, Lewis Sloan is a writer who has a passion for Irish travel and history. While studying toward a Master's in English Literary Studies at Queen's University Belfast, he held the role of Features Editor for The Gown, Belfast's largest independent student newspaper. When not writing, he can be found practicing yoga or petting every cat he meets on the street.

Triquetra: the history and meaning of the triple knot

You have probably admired this iconic Celtic symbol in artwork and jewellery. But what does it mean? Delve into the history and meaning of the Triquetra: the...

Slainté: meaning, pronunciation, and when to say it

Slainté! You’ve probably heard and used this ancient Irish word before. But are you sure you know what it means? Check out our guide to its meaning,...

The Celtic symbol for strength: meaning and all you need to know

Celtic symbolism is a rich, vivid world well worth discovering. Delve into it today with our guide to the Celtic symbol for strength, its meaning, and everything...

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32 first names: the most popular first names in every county in Ireland

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