A fine article here from irisharchaeology.ie on the 'Sacred Trees in Early Ireland'.
This part caught my eye as it refers to a site about 6 miles fro my own house.
The guided tour on the 17th August of the route taken by the English army at the Battle of the Yellow Ford was organised by Armagh Irish language group, Cairde Teo.
The historian, Antaine Ó Donnaile, a local man and an acknowledged expert on the period, led the walk and his imtimate knowledge of the local countryside brought the detail of the battle back to life…Continue
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Bishop Gunn of Natchez warns Irish 'boys and girls' against the evils of emigrating to America (August 1913).
From the RTÉ 'Century Ireland' site.
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Féile an Átha Bhuí 2013
Satharn 17ú Lúnasa Saturday 17th August
11.00am Siúlóid an Átha Bhuí / Yellow Ford Walk
Assemble at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh, for a guided walking tour of the Yellow Ford battle route taken by the English army from Armagh to An Port Mór. Walkers are advised to bring water and a packed lunch.…Continue
Here is a link to access the Carew Papers.
Sir George Carew (1555 - 1629) was appointed President of Munster by the English queen Elizabeth I in 1600, and was deeply involved in the English struggles against the Irish, notably against the Fitzgeralds in Munster in the 1570/80's and also later during the latter stages of the Nine Year War.
Watch these videos made by the young people attending Irish summer courses at Coláiste Lurgan in Indreabhán (County Galway). …Continue
An interesting piece here from the 'Cultural Heritage Ireland' site, delving back into the Annals of the Four Masters to find reference to the great fair held annually on 1st August in Co Meath.…
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For anyone interested in tracing their Irish roots and who will be in Dublin in August, the National Library of Ireland are presenting a series of talks and lectures on the various resources that are available.
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In his biography, 'The Great O'Neill', Seán Ó Faoláin portrays the exile O'Neill's last days in Rome as a period of despair and disillusionment.
This really was not how it was supposed to end. In 1598, after the Battle of the Yellow Ford, there was little…Continue
The Mayor of Belfast, Máirtín Ó Muiileoir, interviewed by Martin O'Brien in 'The Irish Catholic'.
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The SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal will be awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist or engineer living and working in the USA. The medal will recognize individuals who are not only outstanding in their fields of expertise but who also have demonstrably assisted researchers in Ireland in either academia or industry – via mentorship, supervision,…
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