All Blog Posts Tagged 'Offaly' (10)

The Bog Road

“The Bog Road” as it is know is a three mile stretch of road between Athlone and the village of Clonown. The village has the unusual distinction of not having a pub - for Ireland this is quite an anomaly!…

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Added by Bog Buddies on May 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Irish Bog Archaeology: Meet the Bog Bodies

Turf cutters have unearthed more than home heating fuel from Ireland's bogs.  Bog bodies - naturally preserved human remains - are a fascinating study.  The chemical composition of the bog has antibiotic properties which kill the bacteria that would normally break down the flesh.  The…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on May 4, 2015 at 3:30pm — 3 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

Ógra Skincare - An Irish Anti-Aging Regimen 10,000 Years in the Making

ÓGRA, a Gaelic word meaning youth, is Ireland’s only full range of cosmetic products that uses peat from raised bogs as the integral ingredient in its range. Since time immemorial, nature has held the secrets to youth, beauty and vitality. Deep in the valleys of Ireland, we have uncovered this secret. 

ÓGRA was…

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Added by Bennie Clavin on March 13, 2015 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

St. Colmcille and Contemporary Art

Yes, believe it or not, I saw the oldest surviving manuscript in Ireland. It’s called the Cathach (meaning the Battle Book) and it was used by the O’Donnell Clan as a protection or talisman when going into battle.

Because of its fragile state, it is rarely shown…

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Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on December 4, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments


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Westmeath Emigrants to Argentina

A game of hurling in Mercedes, Argentina (1917)

A frequently asked…

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Added by Helen Kelly Genealogy on October 21, 2014 at 4:30am — 3 Comments


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Clonmacnoise, Ireland

Clonmacnoise

Shannonbridge, Athlone, County Offaly

An Early Christian site founded by St. Ciaran in the mid-6th century on the eastern bank of the…

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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on June 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Laois (Queen's Co.), Kilkenny, Tipperary and other Church photographs

A Church index of sorts.

While I've been travelling around with my friend Janet, Daniel who helps me with from-ireland has done a bit of organising of my last few months posts and created a Church index.

Mainly the Churches are in the counties I name above, but, we also have some Cork, Carlow, Kildare, Waterford, Dublin, Westmeath, Offaly (King's Co.) and Galway churches.

I just know I've forgotten somewhere!!

Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 28, 2014 at 10:52am — No Comments

Church of Ireland, Dunkerrin, Offaly (King's Co.), Ireland.

This is actually a very pretty little church and the thing about it is that it is on my way from Laois to Tipperary as I was a few weeks ago on my way to Nenagh. You literally drive through this little patch of Offaly and then you are into Tipperary. I have done the graveyard a good while ago but I haven't checked my site to get a link. Been at the computer for about 2 hours now and all I seem to be doing is talking!!!…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 4:23am — No Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Clonmacnoise

In Ireland, Clonmacnoise was a light in the Dark Ages.…

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Added by Michael Quane on March 9, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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