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6 Founding Principles of Ancient Irish Society

I‘ve long felt that our ancient Irish ancestors were far more advanced and civilised than we give them credit for. Not simply because of the amazing engineering which went onto the construction of the stone structures they left… Read More

Irish Tree Lore | The Apple Tree

I love trees. I have always loved them. Not in the tree-hugging sense, but as in respect, awe, admiration. Seeing trees being cut almost hurts, and certainly makes me feel incredibly sad. In Irish mythology, tree lore features… Read More

Healing Hands and Holy Wells

In ancient times, Ireland was renowned for the skill of its physicians, particularly their herbal-lore. Mythology tells us not just of famous battles, brave warriors and tragic love stories, but tales of miraculous healing, too. Of all the… Read More

Why the Iron Age Irish were more sophisticated than Experts would have You Believe.

    I just wanted to bring something amazing to your attention. We always think of the ancient peoples of this world as being less intelligent than us, inferior to us, more primitive than us, less enlightened than… Read More

The Irish Wolfhound

Known as Cú Faoil in Irish, the wolfhound is the tallest breed of dog in the world. Originally used in battle to pull enemy warriors from horse-back or chariot, it was also renowned for hunting wolves, after which it is named, wild boar, deer and some stories even say, the Giant Irish Elk.