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 …

February 9, 2018

Super Short Ogham Intro

Ogham (Ogam) – the Ancient Irish Art of Writing Ogham (Pronounced: OH-mm, spelled ‘Ogam’ in Old Irish) is an ancient …

February 6, 2018

The Royal Sites of Ireland

The Royal Sites of Ireland are important places of assembly, ceremony, burial, and royal inauguration ritual; located in the four …

February 4, 2018

Queen Maedbh (Maeve) Cheat Sheet

Here we’ll look at the basics on Maedbh, the ‘Celtic’ warrior queen of Connacht (yes, that’s the correct spelling – ‘Connaught’ …

February 1, 2018

Medieval Marriage in Ireland

In Gaelic Ireland, your husband being too fat to have sex was grounds for divorce. A woman could easily divorce …

January 30, 2018

Sacred Irish Trees

Sacred Trees in Early Ireland Early Irish law was based on decisions made by the Gaelic Brehons, learned men and …