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Eating Like the Ancestors | An Experiment in Irish Iron-Age Cuisine

The things I make my family do, and all in the name of research for my books and blog! Fortunately for me, they tolerate my whims and fancies quite well, even humour me a little, thinking I don’t… Read More

Almu | Home of Irish Legendary Hero Fionn mac Cumhall

On Monday, after much waiting, I finally got to visit the Hill of Allen (Cnoc Alúine in modern Irish) in Co Kildare. This iconic hill, jutting out of the flatlands of the Curragh, is said to be the site… Read More

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Junk Food Past and Present | The Diet of Our Ancient Irish Ancestors

“The menu for this evening is pasta or chicken nuggets and chips,” I announced, smiling smugly to myself. Two ten year old boys in the house; it was obvious what they’d choose. “Pasta!” they both chorused, much to… Read More