It’s taken a long time, quite a few very late nights… by that I really mean early mornings 😂, a few a lot of glasses of wine, much foul language sweet blessings, blood, sweat and tears, but finally,… Read More
Wherever there is a Christian church, there was once a pagan sacred site before it, and Slane is no exception. In amongst the trees to the west of the hill lies a motte of Norman origin upon which once stood a castle. Beneath this motte there is a burial mound believed to be that of Sláine, a king of the FirBolg.
Boann’s Story Boann strides up the path, face composed with fierce determination, her little dog Dabilla trotting faithfully at her heels. The way is winding and covert, meant not for the feet of the uninitiated, but Boann has… Read More
I call Knowth the Forbidden Mound because no one is allowed inside. I’m not sure why this is. From my image below, you can see how safe and unrestricted the passage is. According to the archaeologist, George Eogan,… Read More
In Irish mythology, hurling was the sport of the Tuatha de Danann. It is still played in Ireland today, and is reputed to be the fastest and oldest field sport in the world. It is certainly the only… Read More
Irish mythology tells of four mysterious artefacts the enigmatic Tuatha de Danann brought with them when they invaded Ireland. These items were known collectively as the Four Treasures of Eirean, and consisted of Nuada’s Sword of Light; Lugh’s… Read More
Knowth is part of the Newgrange complex at Bru na Boinne, on the banks of the River Boyne in County Meath. These grand monuments were constructed around 3200BC, which means that they are even older than the more famous… Read More
“Hi Alison,” said the voice on the other end of the phone. “This is Michael.” I knew I should know who Michael was, and I racked my brain, but I was distracted by all the commotion of my… Read More