St. Valentine-The Irish Connection

St. Valentine has a big connection with Irish people and the day is celebrated in a very special way in Ireland. The actual remains of St. Valentine are enshrined in the Carmelite Church in Dublin. Every year the casket is used in a special massed dedicated to young people and those in love. It’s a fantastic tradition, unique to Ireland.
One famous old romantic Irish tradition was to exchange Claddagh rings as a symbol of love. They were also exchanged to simply show loyalty and friendship in times gone by.
Check out this infographic from Celtic Cross Online for more information on old romantic Irish traditions and how much the idea of romance has changed in modern Ireland.

Romance-and-the-Irish-Infographic