Ireland is home to the wonderful and eccentric. Teeming with culture and beauty, it has become a number one spot for holidays and short trips, for those who want something a little different, but equally as entertaining and enjoyable.

A short stay, coupled with one of our fantastic tours, is bound to make for the vacation you’ve always wanted that offers just enough of this, and a little bit of that.

These aren’t the only reasons to love Ireland though, as its diversity and stunning backdrops are unparalleled.

Our tours and the views aside though, what else makes Ireland so fascinating?

Well, as many of you will know, there are countless mythological creatures native to this corner of the world, as well as a long list of superstitions.

Whether you believe in the latter or you’re interested to find out how cultures differ, keep reading to see just six Irish superstitions.

Healing

  • If you wrap a sprig of mint around your wrist, it is said to keep disease at bay.
  • Do you have a friend that’s suffering from a fever? Place them on the shore; it is rumoured that the waves are said to take the illness away after the tide has left the shore.
  • It is believed that by ingesting carrot juice that has been boiled down, you will cleanse your blood.

Wildlife

  • If a hare crosses your path before the sun has risen, it is considered bad luck.
  • If you see two magpies to your right, it is said to bring good luck.
  • A horseshoe that has been nailed to the post of the door is often cited to bring good luck, but only if it is discovered rather than gifted.

So, these are just six Irish superstitions to keep in mind! Do you have any more that you would like to share with our readers or any you have come across in the past, during your trip to Ireland?