Monthly Archives: July 2011

Ancient Historic sites of Ireland “High crosses of Monasterboice”

Historic Sights of Ireland – Monasterboice once one of Ireland’s truly historic monastic sights, today a tranquil place surrounded by rolling pasture, with medieval field structures. Let us take you on a fantastic tour of this hidden gem. An Irishman … Continue reading

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Stories Legends and Myths

Wake up call The linin mill workers had to be inside the factory gates 6am sharp, otherwise they were shut out, and refused a days work. This was not only considered an embarrassment but had huge financial consequences as well … Continue reading

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Legends and Myths of Ireland

Myths and Legends Oisin, (pronounced Awsheen) son of Finn McCool, was a great poet as well as a warrior; he lived with women, Naiomh. She tempted him to dwell in the underworld, (known as Tir na Nog, Land of Eternal … Continue reading

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Dublin Port a history

The original Port of Dublin was situated upriver, near the modern Civic Offices at Wood Quay and close to Christchurch Cathedral. The port remained close to that area until the new Custom House opened in the 1790s. In medieval times … Continue reading

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Molly Malone Dublin Ireland

For someone who trod this Earth for so brief a period, the youngest daughter of two fishmongers named Patrick and Colleen Malone had a far greater impact on those who knew her, and many who did not, than almost anyone … Continue reading

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St Patrick and the Shamrock

The English word “shamrock” is based on the Irish word “seamrog” (which means “little clover”). The shamrock associated with St. Patrick is a three-leaf clover which, according to legend, he used to explain the Trinity. For example: As a shamrock … Continue reading

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Ancient Legends Myths and Kings at Hill of Tara

Feasts fit for Kings at one end of the hilltop are two parallel lines, said to be the foundations of what is now called the Hall of Banquets. This area – more than 250yds long and 30yds wide – is … Continue reading

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