Leave a Comment on Traditional Irish Farming Tools: Drill/Drag Stones
Continue Reading... Traditional Irish Farming Tools: Drill/Drag Stones

Traditional Irish Farming Tools: Drill/Drag Stones

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

Leave a Comment on False burials and dangerous water: Whit Sunday in Irish Folklore
Continue Reading... False burials and dangerous water: Whit Sunday in Irish Folklore

False burials and dangerous water: Whit Sunday in Irish Folklore

Whit Sunday (or Whitsun) is an important Christian festival that celebrates the Pentecost. It normally falls on the seventh Sunday…

1 Comment on New Fund to Safeguard Coastal Heritage Sites
Continue Reading... New Fund to Safeguard Coastal Heritage Sites

New Fund to Safeguard Coastal Heritage Sites

More than €4m of European Union funds has been awarded to help safeguard heritage and coastal tourism sites in Wales…

7 Comments on Animal ‘Sacrifice’ and Blood Letting, Saint Martin’s Feast in Ireland
Continue Reading... Animal ‘Sacrifice’ and Blood Letting, Saint Martin’s Feast in Ireland

Animal ‘Sacrifice’ and Blood Letting, Saint Martin’s Feast in Ireland

Today, the 11th of November, is the feast of St. Martin of Tours. He was a particularly popular saint in…

5 Comments on St. John’s Eve or Bonfire Night; Irish Folklore
Continue Reading... St. John’s Eve or Bonfire Night; Irish Folklore

St. John’s Eve or Bonfire Night; Irish Folklore

June 23rd, is St. John’s Eve, or as it is known in many parts of Ireland, Bonfire Night. It was…

Leave a Comment on Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India
Continue Reading... Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India

Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India

An archaeologist studying musical horns from Iron-Age Ireland has found that musical traditions, which were thought to be long dead,…

17 Comments on New Discovery Pushes Back Date of Human Existence in Ireland by 2500 years
Continue Reading... New Discovery Pushes Back Date of Human Existence in Ireland by 2500 years

New Discovery Pushes Back Date of Human Existence in Ireland by 2500 years

A remarkable archaeological discovery in a Co. Clare cave has pushed back the date of human existence in Ireland by…

29 Comments on Remarkable Old Photos of Ireland
Continue Reading... Remarkable Old Photos of Ireland

Remarkable Old Photos of Ireland

This wonderful selection of photographs illustrates Ireland at the very start of the 20th century. Concentrated in Co. Galway, the…

1 Comment on Beautiful photos of Irish Heritage Sites/Wiki Loves Monuments
Continue Reading... Beautiful photos of Irish Heritage Sites/Wiki Loves Monuments

Beautiful photos of Irish Heritage Sites/Wiki Loves Monuments

The winners of this year’s Irish Wiki Loves Monuments photo competition have just been announced and as usual the standard is exceptionally…

8 Comments on Halloween in Irish Folklore
Continue Reading... Halloween in Irish Folklore

Halloween in Irish Folklore

These folklore accounts detail some of superstitions and festivities which once surrounded Halloween in Ireland. They are based on information…