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Guest Post | Combat in Medieval Ireland By Ed Mooney

First of all, I would like to thank Ali, for affording me the opportunity to share this article with you. To start off, I would like to share a little about myself and how I got involved in… Read More

The Art of Combat in Ancient Ireland

The Irish warrior of ancient times may have been an undisciplined killing machine, fighting under the influence of the Riastradh or battle frenzy on behalf of his family, his chieftain, or his country, but it may surprise you to know… Read More

Irish Mythology | Death of a Hero

The old stories of Ireland tell of many heroes, and many deaths, but none quite so grand, or mysterious as that of Fionn mac Cumhall. Fionn was born to Cumall, chieftain of the Baiscne Clan and head of… Read More

Author Ali Isaac – My Writing Process

Thank you to Karen at My Train of Thoughts for inviting me to join ‘My Writing Process’. Karen is a wonderful writer, book reviewer, Indie author supporter, and self-confessed book addict. She also publishes some great short stories… 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

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.

How Do You Feed a Hungry Fianna?

Fionn mac Cumhall was famous for his band of hunter-warriors known as the Fianna. These men and women lived a lawless life on the edge of society, beholden only to the High King. In fact, the Fianna’s name… Read More