July 4, 2018

Ireland’s First Female Veterinarian

Veterinarians have been around for quite a while now. From the Egyptian king Piyadasi, who made medicines available to animals …

July 2, 2018

Irish Medieval Cooking – Worties

‘Worties’ was the common name in Ireland, from the English ‘wortes’, which were vegetable greens and members of the onion …

June 28, 2018

Site Visits – Drumlohan Ogham Stones

It’s 2 years since myself and my sister set off on my first Patreon site visit, and I thought I’d …

June 17, 2018

The Stolen Child

Clochar na Trócaire, Ceapach Chuinn Location: Cappoquin, Co. Waterford In the center of Waterford there lies a place which long …

June 10, 2018

Don’t be a ‘Celtic’ Racist…

This blog has a lot of new visitors, and I’m really glad to see that! But I also don’t want …

April 30, 2018

Bealtaine – May Eve Magic in Ireland

Fadó, fadó, sure there were only the 2 seasons in Ireland. Summer and Winter. Even after things moved on, for …

April 8, 2018

Liosanna – Irish Fairy Forts

To follow on from the recent post on Irish Ráths, I wanted to include some extra detail on a type …

March 13, 2018

Irish Folk Magic – Local Cures

A cure of warts is to squeeze the milk out of a weed called the penny leaf. This milk is …

March 13, 2018

What is a Rath?

Yes, I feckin spelled that right. Thank you. Rath, not wrath. Ráth is the Irish term for an archaeological Ringfort, …

February 13, 2018

At Caiseal Manannán

A clash of metal rang out over the training grounds, followed by a muffled grunt of exertion, and the wooden …