My husband is convinced that there is a website called “wiki-paddy-a,” which I use to prove that my beloved homeland, Ireland, has given the world many great things. Like Halloween, for example, or the discovery of America.
Friday, the 20th of March is the Spring Equinox with an early eclipse of the sun followed by a supermoon all…Continue
Added by Benny O'Carroll on March 17, 2015 at 2:41pm — No Comments
The following is an excerpt from an article of the same title, first published on the website: Tales and Whispers.…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Here is a lovely story from Celtic mythology about the Luck Child, a baby found abandoned in a forest and found by three cattle herders. The story tells of the loving relationship and bond these three men developed with the child as they brought her up and cared for her until she eventually…Continue
It is a frigid-2 degrees morning with glittering sun-gold snow mounds and I am in need of prayer. I’ve been weakened by the flu and the vicissitudes of life. And yet I am hopeful and grateful this day, even if another foot of snow looms ahead. It is St. Brigid’s Day, February 1st. And because freedom to believe and…Continue
Ériu is generally believed to have been the matron goddess of Ireland, a goddess of sovereignty, or simply a…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on January 23, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
Originally recorded as January, Janaway, Jenery, Jennery, Jennardy, in England, Janvier (France) Janer and Jane in Spain, Januario in Portugal, Gennaro and Zannari (Italy) and many others, and recorded throughout Europe, this is a name of truly ancient origins. It has…Continue
Your hooves have stamped at the black margins of the wood,
Even where horrible green parrots call and swing.
My works are all stamped down in the sultry mud.
I knew that horse-play, knew it for a murderous thing.
What wholesome sun has ripened is wholesome…
May I respectfully add my…Continue
Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 17, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Ger, a chara...Just for you:
Long ago when the Tuatha De Danaan lived in Ireland there was a great King called Lir. He had four children--Fionnuala, Aodh, Fiacra, and Conn. Fionnuala was the eldest and she was as beautiful as sunshine in blossomed branches;…Continue
They used to…Continue
Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 11, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The one where the river flows ever onward to its birthplace, carrying the tortured history, winding slow with measured precision, to cast upon the ocean. Down where the sacred hills, those silent sentinels to the glorious but tragic past, keep watch in painful solitude. Down where the spirits keen and await each dawn…Continue
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Two years ago if you asked me what magic realism was I would have confidently told you that it was “a creative device where magic elements appear within an otherwise realistic environment.” I was sure I understood the concept. After all I had read Allende, García Marquez…Continue
There are 12 months in a year, 12 inches in a foot, 12 signs of the Zodiac, and most multiplication tables go up to 12; and so one more of any of these would make 13. The modern day fear of 13 is based on Norse mythology: 12 gods were dining at Valhalla (where gods go when they…Continue
Added by Dee Notaro on June 7, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
When the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) marched up Fifth Avenue in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade it should have been crystal clear, if it wasn't already, that this parade is incompatible with any serious effort to support Irish freedom. The PSNI is the…Continue
Medieval and modern myths accrued to Maeve, notably Rosalind Clark's 'The Great Queens', led to this redemption of Maeve's pristine identity. Clark showcased the divine elements and tragic qualities on which the greatness of the medieval 'Tain Bo Cuailnge' rested,…Continue
Added by Nollaig 2016 on March 14, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments