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Some Irish Names for Wild Animals

A selection of some of the beautifully descriptive words for wild animals which are found in the Irish language

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Irish Names for Wild Birds

The Irish language as some wonderfully descriptive words for wild birds and here is a selection of some of them.

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A gold serpent pendant from Viking Age Denmark

This beautiful serpent pendant was recently discovered near Gørding in Denmark

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An unusual Ogham and Runic inscription from Killaloe, Co. Clare

This circa 11th century cross fragment from Killaloe, Co Clare is highly unusual as it contains two inscriptions, one written in Norse runes and the other in Irish ogham…..

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Traditional Irish Farming Tools: Drill/Drag Stones

These distinctive holed stones were once an important part of an Irish farmers tool kit.

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A Medieval Heart-Shaped Reliquary from Cork City

This heart-shaped lead casket containing an embalmed human heart was found in the medieval crypt in Cork……..

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Nan O’Toole: A Folk Medicine Practitioner from Galway

Nan O’Toole sold fish in Eglinton Street and was also known to have cures for many ailments….

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Gold ring brooch found near Dingle Co. Kerry

The National Museum of Ireland has announced that a medieval gold ring brooch acquired in 2016 is to be sent…

6 Comments on Wayside funerary crosses, an ancient tradition from Kilmore, Co. Wexford
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Wayside funerary crosses, an ancient tradition from Kilmore, Co. Wexford

In the parish of Kilmore, in the very south of Co. Wexford, persists a peculiar funerary custom that may have…

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Evidence for prehistoric human dismemberment found at Carrowkeel

A new analysis of bones taken from a century-old excavation at Carrowkeel in County Sligo has revealed evidence of the…