Comments for Irish Archaeology http://irisharchaeology.ie Sharing Ireland’s amazing archaeology as well as interesting sites and finds from around the world. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:03:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Comment on The folklore of shoes: An account from Co. Galway by Shoes Online at Paul Byron http://irisharchaeology.ie/2015/04/the-folklore-of-shoes-an-account-from-co-galway/#comment-160776 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:03:43 +0000 http://irisharchaeology.ie/?p=7617#comment-160776 Interesting articles Colm as very few people these days repair their shoes. We often just replace worn footwear now with new shoes and while we are not complaining as great business for our online shoe store, it is nice when you see a good pair of brogs being refitted.

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Comment on A Cure for a Cow in the Fairies: Folklore from Co. Mayo by Tim Smith http://irisharchaeology.ie/2015/04/a-cure-for-a-cow-in-the-fairies-folklore-from-co-mayo/#comment-160676 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:07:23 +0000 http://irisharchaeology.ie/?p=7307#comment-160676 My grandmother was brought up in Co. Mayo in the 1930s, she called the fairies ‘pookies’ and said we should always draw our curtains at night in case they looked in..

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Comment on Sacred Trees in Early Ireland by Kith Crannóg http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/08/sacred-trees-in-early-ireland/#comment-160631 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:11:04 +0000 http://irisharchaeology.ie/?p=4210#comment-160631 The so called ‘old religion is alive and well and sacred trees are still an important facet. Blessed Be.

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Comment on The Scribe in the Woods: An Early Irish Poem by Liam Nolan http://irisharchaeology.ie/2015/07/the-scribe-in-the-woods-an-early-irish-poem/#comment-160472 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 08:41:39 +0000 http://irisharchaeology.ie/?p=8267#comment-160472 Thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem and for such a scholarly translation, a work of art in itself! It brings home to us all the amazing depth of learning that was in Ireland at that time and which then went overseas. Its a pity that we know very little about the scribes and their ways of producing wonderful masterpieces, Liam

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Comment on Sacred Trees in Early Ireland by Donne Knox http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/08/sacred-trees-in-early-ireland/#comment-160265 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:09:19 +0000 http://irisharchaeology.ie/?p=4210#comment-160265 When it comes to reading about those times, we are very reliant on monks like Tireacháin and Muirichú, who compiled their versions over 200 years after the ‘alleged’ events. These venerable gentlemen were operating under an agenda which, in hindsight, was biased and prejudiced to their organisation. A valuable insight may be that Patricus was never mentioned in any of the writings of his contemporaries. If he was such a huge influence on his times, why would they ignore him? Could it be that the version we have been subjected to, is not entirely true?

As regards the trees identities, hazel would be a major contender as it was a very great source of nutrition, year on year, and was a major mainstay in the diet of the day. Many trees that were held in reverence would usually refer to the usefulness of its properties.

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Comment on Irish Proverbs. Folklore from Co. Waterford by The Good Old Bad Old Days | Broadsheet.ie http://irisharchaeology.ie/2015/03/irish-proverbs-folklore-from-co-waterford/#comment-160245 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:13:10 +0000 http://irisharchaeology.ie/?p=7184#comment-160245 […] Top pic via irish Archaeology […]

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Comment on Sacred Trees in Early Ireland by Jarred http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/08/sacred-trees-in-early-ireland/#comment-160180 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:18:29 +0000 http://irisharchaeology.ie/?p=4210#comment-160180 interesting that it even spread to Seagrove in the USA, as the 2nd picture is from there….

http://studiotouya.blogspot.com/2009/06/oak-tree-fall-down.html

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Comment on Sacred Trees in Early Ireland by Bob http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/08/sacred-trees-in-early-ireland/#comment-160173 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:34:47 +0000 http://irisharchaeology.ie/?p=4210#comment-160173 I think we have to be careful in how we interpret sacredness in the period. Just because there practices in the 11th Century that seem unrelated to Christianity doesn’t mean they predate Christianity.

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Comment on Photos of Ireland in the 1930s: The past is a foreign country by Mike Thornton http://irisharchaeology.ie/2012/11/photos-of-ireland-in-the-1930s-the-past-if-a-foreign-country/#comment-160111 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:12:44 +0000 http://irisharchaeology.ie/?p=2259#comment-160111 Mary
Its Turf, I grew up in Clare. We to the bog every year with the old man to cut “THE TURF”

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Comment on Thor’s Wood, a sacred grove near Viking Age Dublin? by Colm http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/07/thors-wood-a-sacred-grove-in-viking-dublin/#comment-160096 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:26:03 +0000 http://irisharchaeology.ie/?p=3769#comment-160096 Typo Eric, well spotted :) It’s been there for two years…corrected now

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