Category Archives: Celtic Mythology

It’s Only Words?

Reading Joseph O’Connor’s excellent Star of the Sea, I came across one of the characters mentioning that the Irish language had over forty words for seaweed. This led me to recall that I had read somewhere else that Irish had … Continue reading

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Wedge Tombs

The wedge tomb is an exclusively Irish phenomenon, although there is some resemblance to the galley graves found in Brittany, implying its cultural transmission northwards along the age-old Atlantic sea route from Armorica to Ireland. Within Ireland there is a specific distribution of … Continue reading

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Would You Go for a Pint With Your Ancestors?

Another ancient bog body has been accidentally uncovered this week. No doubt he will become known as “Rossan Man” after the Co. Meath bog in which he was found and join the illustrious list of similarly named Irish bog men: … Continue reading

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The Grotto and the Sun Goddess

Don’t be put off by the name. Nicker (Co. Limerick, Ireland), meaning “the rabbit warren” (an coinicéar in the original Irish), is a very unique place. Along with Glencolmcille and Leacht Benáin, half way up Croagh Patrick, the grotto behind … Continue reading

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