All Blog Posts Tagged 'Medieval Ireland' (4)

The Great Assembly at Tara (Part 1)

In 431 A.D. and three days after the festival of Lughnasagh, a lone figure stood, head bowed in contemplation, next to one of five carefully positioned chairs, in the Great Assembly Hall at Tara…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on February 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — 10 Comments


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Viking Women in Ireland

What can the artifacts found buried with Viking women in Ireland tell us about their lives? Maeve Sikora, assistant keeper at the National Museum of Ireland, focuses on everyday objects excavated at burial sites and what they tell us about the…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on October 17, 2016 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments


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Saint Patrick's Breastplate (Also Known as The Deer's Cry)

Photo of window at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, courtesy of George R. Doyle, 2014…

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Added by Liam Murphy on March 17, 2016 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

The Irishman Who Graces The 'Orange Fiver'

If you look closely at the portrait on the front face of the Irish 5-pound note, known colloquially as the ‘orange’ fiver, you will observe a rather austere looking gentleman, gazing. soft eyed, toward some point off in the distance. His taciturn mien does not…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 1, 2015 at 2:30am — 14 Comments

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