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On a lovely afternoon in the Boyne Valley we headed to Slane Castle for Lunch. Brownes bar is new and I had heard raving reviews. … 337 more words


Historical Landscapes - our Present & Future

All too often, there is a complicated relationship and perception that the writer has noted – a curious and somewhat understandable perception of the populace in treating country houses (sign of the invaders) in isolation to ordinary landscapes, towns, activities and movements. 1,145 more words


The Importance of Trees Under the Ancient Irish Brehon Law

Under Brehon Law trees were protected and heavy fines were imposed for the destruction of trees based on a hierarchical classification.

Airig Fedo – ‘Nobles of the Wood’ (Cheiftain Trees): Daur – Oak, Coll – Hazel, Cuilenn – Holly, Ibar – Yew, Uinnius – Ash, Ochtach – Scots Pine, Aball – Wild Apple. 488 more words


5 Secrets of Kells! including an assassination attempt on Harold Wilson

1. The Irish name for the town is Ceannanus Mór, which means chief fort, big fort or head fort. Hence the Taylour family, who were landlords of the town from the 17th century onward, acquired the title “Lord Headfort”, later Marquis of Headfort, and Kells thus has the Headfort Arms Hotel, Headfort Golf Club etc. 239 more words


Why the Salmon of Knowledge ate Hazelnuts!

In the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology, the story goes that long ago when Fionn mac Cumhaill, the leader of the Fianna of Ireland, was still a young boy, he was sent to live with and learn from a wise man named… 702 more words

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Dún na Rí Forest Park – of Heroes, Startled Maidens and the odd Mink (and they are odd!)

Dún na Rí Forest Park (“King’s Fort”), on the outskirts of Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, is fashioned out of the former Pratt estate of which Cabra Castle was the ‘big house’.  663 more words

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