Nollaig Shona Dhuit from the Irish
(Happy Christmas)

See Holiday Irish traditions shared from the 1800's just before the Irish Potato Famine and emigration to America. The Irish Christmas traditions represent symbolic hospitality to Mary and Joseph (and possible actual hospitality to a wandering traveler.)

Visitors to this gallery notice candled rutabagas on windowsills. There would be a meatless Christmas eve supper. Then the table reset as a laden table. The decorations in the homes would be holly and mistletoe. On display is also a Christmas Crib made of primitive stone from Ireland.