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A team of geneticists at Trinity College Dublin led by Professor Dan Bradley have discovered…Continue

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Neil F. Cosgrove commented on Tom O Connor's blog post The Battle of Clontarf
"Sorry, but have to ask.  Why are we illustrating an article on Brian Boru with a picture of Gauls attacking Romans?  The helmet being worn in the foreground went out of use around 10 BC and the shields have the late Republic Eagles wings…"
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The Battle of Clontarf

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:00am 1 Comment

"The obituary of Domnall Ua Neill in 980 is the first contemporary record of the term Árd-ri Erenn (High King of Ireland), which was to be given a spurious significance by the so-called ‘men of learning’ who shaped the pseudo-history of Ireland. From the mid 9th century “the doctrine of the High Kingship was being elaborated for the…


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Posted on March 30, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Fr. Tom O Connor, a native of Kiltulla, Athenry, Co. Galway, has spent more than 50 years researching the history and geopolitics of Iron Age Ireland. His book, Hand of History, Burden of Pseudo-History, presents a Celtic royal complex, unprecedented in Ireland for its size and…


'One Great Irish Spot': Turoe Iron Age Celtic Capital

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 5:30am 1 Comment

As a schoolboy some 65 years ago, I was often asked for directions to the famous Turoe Stone (2 miles up the road) by French, German and British ‘tourists’. Intriguing winter fireside stories recalled remnants of a local ancient ‘city’ cum royal site enclosed within the same…


Great Irish Romances: Ulster's Noisiu and Derdriu

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 8:30am 1 Comment

Conor Mac Nessa, King of Ulster was Queen Medb’s first husband. She quickly forsook him and stormed home to her father crying out “Who could stand that man!” Conor was not Medb’s ideal choice of husband, but the sad result of the peace debt incurred by her father.…


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At 7:57am on November 12, 2013, Lisa Fortin Jackson said…

Nothing really. I just posted a pic of it. I was there in August. Took some nighttime shots in the Peace Park. I just thought it seemed relevant to the conversation. Cheers!

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