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Today in Irish History – 30 October:

1751 – Birth in Dublin of dramatist and orator, Richard Brinkley Sheridan.

1816 – Sir Richard Quain, physician to Queen Victoria, is born in Mallow, Co Cork. 808 more words

Irish History

The Old and the New - and the medicinal qualities of pavlova

Well …….. madame is not destined for a career in archaeology. She got about five steps inside Newgrange and then bolted for the sunshine like a cat on the end of a hose.  967 more words

Sep 25: Seat of the High Kings of Ireland

The two places in Ireland’s Ancient East I have been most looking forward to visiting are at the mythological and sacred centre of Ireland: Hill of Tara and Uisneach. 1,505 more words


Lia Fáil and Cú Chulainn

The Lia Fáil (Stone of Destiny) is a stone at the Inauguration Mound (an Forrad) on the Hill of Tara in Co Meath, which served as the coronation stone for the High Kings of Ireland. 374 more words

Irish History

Dancing (and Storytelling) at Lughnasa

I spent Lughnasa up on the Hill to Tara learning about how the Sun God Lugh held a festival around that time of year to honor his foster mother Tailtiu who died clearing the plains of Ireland of trees to allow for agriculture.  296 more words

Celtic Wandering

The Hill of Tara

The reference article “Tara,” written by Jim Tschen-Emmons, on the World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras database goes into great detail about the history and the importance of the Hill of Tara (located in County Meath, Ireland). 394 more words

Irish History

How to Pitch an International Fit

Vacations are supposed to be fun. You get the travel somewhere new and exciting. You get to try new things and explore brand new places. And if you’re like me, you prefer them to be historical; the kind that will fill you with awe. 833 more words