All Blog Posts Tagged 'Myths' (11)

Going to Kilorglin's Legendary Puck Fair!

It was thirty-three years ago this week that I made my first trip to Ireland. I planned it to coincide with the Puck Fair, one of the largest fairs in Ireland that takes place annually August 10-12 in…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 8, 2017 at 8:00am — 2 Comments


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The Harp -- The Oldest Emblem of Ireland

The oldest harp on which the ‘official’ national emblem of  Ireland is based is housed in the Long Room at Trinity College, Dublin. Two other medieval harps that have also been preserved from that era, are housed in The Museum of Scotland: The Queen Mary Harp 15th century - and the Lamont Harp [date being…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on April 6, 2017 at 10:00am — 6 Comments


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Romancing the Truth -- The Legendary 'Molly Malone'

Who was Molly Malone? . . . That is a very good question, a question that has had many historians baffled, and continues to be debated by experts in this field for many a decade. Stranger than fiction, an inspiration to many millions of people all over the world, not only for her singing of "Cockles and Mussels" as she plied her…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on January 23, 2017 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

The Recovery of the Tain

In days long gone, at a time that is long past, Guaire, the King of Connacht, hosted a huge gathering of poets.  The King was famed for…

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Added by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on May 1, 2015 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Irish Myths and Legends Part 5: Never-Ending Stories

I hope that my examination of the stories in this series show that Irish myths and legends are not museum pieces to be taken out once in a while, dusted down, admired and then put back in a glass case. These stories are the living companions to our daily lives. They…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 1, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Irish Myths and Legends Part 4: Aoife's Tale

Lir is known to many as the father of the boys and girls turned into swans by their wicked step mother Aoife in "The Children of Lir." This is the story I only tell on very rare…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2015 at 4:08am — 1 Comment

Irish Myths and Legends Part 3: The City Beneath the Waves

Whether ancient legends or modern family tales, the stories of Ireland and Scotland have all played an important role in my life. They give me great pleasure and they help provide the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 29, 2015 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

'The Cauldron of Bran' by Mallon Foundry

In days long gone, at a time that is long past, there was a king of Wales called Bran, the Raven.  It was a time of war, and Bran the King sought the strength of an alliance with Ireland.  So a marriage…

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Added by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on April 28, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Irish Myths and Legends Part 2: Cúchulainn

Given the history of Scotland and Ireland - two sibling nations with fierce and loyal ties to each other but also marred (and often scarred) by bloody disagreement, rivalry and the power politics of these islands - it…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 28, 2015 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Introducing: Mallon Foundry

We are new to TheWildGeese.Irish and pleased to sponsor this week of Myths and Legends.  It was these Celtic stories, told by our ancestors around their firesides which inspired us to create a…

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Added by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on April 26, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Irish Myths and Legends Part 1: Introducing Rab Fulton

I am a very lucky man. I live on a hill in Galway surrounded by a landscape and seascape filled with myths and legends, and make a living doing what I love - telling stories and writing books, mostly about (or influenced by) the older tales of Ireland and Scotland. Yet, I would be…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 9, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

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