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For the love of GOLD

When I first visited the National Museum of Archaeology in Dublin, I was stunned by the sheer amount, and quality, of ancient gold artifacts on display… there is a whole floor  of the stuff. My youngest son, who… Read More

Dindsenchas | Ireland’s Lore of Places

Following on from Monday’s post, there is an ancient Irish text called the Dindsendchas, meaning ‘lore of places’, which contains over 176 poems, some of them dating back as far as C11th, concerning how various locations in Ireland got… Read More

Do you remember this? The Original Riverdance.

  I was listening to my local radio this morning, and they played this piece of music. I love my local radio station; it’s mostly country and western, or folk, of which I am not a fan, but… Read More

By Hugh Frazer - Isaacs Art Center (former owner of the painting), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14577823

The Irish 1 – The Vikings Nil | Was Brian Boru a Benevolent High King or Terrible Tyrant?

Well, it’s Good Friday, and I couldn’t let the day go by without mentioning the Battle of Clontarf, now, could I? The chances are, if you live in Ireland, you’ll be sick of hearing about it by now…. Read More

Seanchai – The Irish Storyteller

  On my first ever trip to Ireland, I remember strolling along the banks of the River Liffey with my now husband, when we encountered a group of skateboarders harassing an old man sitting on a bench. At least,… Read More