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Planning Your Visit to Ireland? Take a Walking Tour of Tara with Treasa

If you are planning your visit to Ireland, I highly recommend one of Treasa’s Walking Tours of Tara. They take about two hours, and must be pre-booked, as there are only thirty places available on each tour. Be dressed for inclement weather… this is Ireland, after all!

Aliisaacstoryteller has a new look!

Click on this button to check it out… what do you think? check out ali’s new look I’ve been working hard on it all week, but there’s still quite a bit of tweaking to do. Still, it’s all… Read More

The Truth About Irish Mythology

I learned something devastating last week, and it was not what I wanted to hear. There is no such thing as Irish Mythology. It doesn’t exist. Truth hurts, right? I wanted to crawl into a hole and cry…. Read More

Knossos, Capital of Ancient Crete and the Legend of the Minotaur

 I visited Knossos whilst I was in Crete recently. Knossos is said to be the ancient capital of Crete, home to legendary King Minos. The walls of Knossos are tumbled now, long derelict and bleached by the sun… Read More

The White Horse in Irish Mythology

This post was inspired by an interesting twittercon with @Huk_fin about the role of the white stallion in ancient kingship rituals. Geraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales, 1146-1223, Archdeacon of Brecon) wrote in his Topographia Hibernica (Topography of Ireland, 1187) of a… Read More

Look what came in the post today!

The Imbolc edition of Bridgid’s Fire magazine… and I made the cover! This is my first ever article for a print edition of a magazine, and local friends please note; it features a local story, which most people… Read More

Loughanleagh | Co Cavan’s Well of Healing

On New Year’s Day, my lovely friend Jenni and I braved the howling wind and downpour for what has become our traditional annual exploration of what Co Cavan has to offer… and there’s a whole lot more than… Read More

Army Assists With Study of Anglo-Saxon Sword – Archaeology Magazine

Following on with this weeks theme of the Celtic Forge, I just came across this article which I thought may be of interest. This is more of an early medieval sword, so not quite so early, but still… Read More

Where Do You Go To See The Book of Kells?

Answer: Not Kells! Sadly, you have to go all the way to Dublin to see this famous manuscript, which now resides in the library at Trinity College. The famous Book Of Kells is an illuminated manuscript of the four… Read More

The Ancient Origins of the Irish Road

I was driving along the R438 on my way from Sneem in Co Kerry to my home in Co Cavan yesterday, when it occurred to me, not for the first time, how very long and curiously straight certain… Read More