Leave a comment
 Continue Reading...

Ornate Irish-type Mount Discovered in Denmark

A beautiful early medieval mount, of insular type, has been discovered in Denmark. Fashioned out of gilt bronze and measuring…

 10 Comments
 Continue Reading...

‘You Moulting Desert Ram’: 12 Early Irish Insults

This colourful collection of Irish insults dates from the Early Medieval era and is primarily based on the period’s satirical…

 22 Comments
 Continue Reading...

Some Irish words with Norse Origins

The year 795 AD ¬†saw a new force arrive on the Irish political scene, the Vikings. These seaborne warriors were…

cereal drying kiln
 12 Comments
 Continue Reading...

Irish corn-drying kilns, their Bronze Age origins?

A number of recent archaeological excavations have shed light on the possible ancient origins of corn-drying kilns in Ireland. These…

 5 Comments
 Continue Reading...

Mystery artefact sheds new light on Irish Bronze Age weaving

An unusual prehistoric artefact was recovered during the archaeological excavation of one of a pair of Middle Bronze Age structures…