Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-16 12:42
Caidan storyteller THL Thomas Whitehart, also known as True Thomas the Storyteller, will be featured in the Saturday March 17, 2007 edition of Public Radio's Weekend America. His segment will cover Irish lore and storytelling.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-03-14 14:34
Join children of all ages as Heatherwyne hosts the annual March Hare Event for the Children of Caid. The day’s merriment includes an Egg Hunt, Youth Combat, spring craft, Raffle table and a Leprechaun chase. The wee folk are about, this St. Patrick’s Day, and the stories of Irish folklore will be told. The best use of the “wearing o’the green” garb will be awarded. The March Hare himself will hop in to bringing joy to one and all. Location:
Heatherwyne (La Verne, California)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-09 14:55
Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one, come all to revel in the splendors of Ireland on our great day of heritage. We invite you all to cast off the cold and dreary white of winter and enjoy the succulent greens of soon-to-arrive spring. The hearth will be warm and fighting will commence before we can all sit down to feast on whatever is left after the table top siege is done. That's right; build and bring your own tabletop (food) siege weapons, decorated either in the style of the Irish defenders or the invading English, Scotts, or Vikings. Remember that the food fight will be held with Location:
Shire of Winter's Gate (North Pole, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-03-03 21:31
The History Channel has collected material on the history of Saint Patrick's Day on its website. The site includes a short video.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-02-20 19:50
Finnacan Dub (Scott Barrett) has published an extensive article entitled Early Gaelic Dress: an Introduction in Adobe Acrobat™ (PDF) format.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-02-15 21:20
On April 7th, the Shire of Rivers Bend and the University of Ithra invite you to Irish Feast & Ithra!! This event will be held at Shekinah Christian Center in Longview, WA. Irish Feast & Ithra has a pirate theme this year!
Bardic, A&S competitions, and children's equestrian activities will also be
performed throughout the day. For the most up to date event information,
please go to the Shire website:
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-12 16:22
Writing for Now Online, Michelle Lynch looks at the famous Tara Brooch, one of the great treasures in the National Museum of Ireland that "makes the heart sing."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-07 18:29
The February 2007 issue of the Chivalry Sports online newsletter includes two new articles: Marriage and Divorce Laws in Early Medieval Ireland and A recipe for Irish Whiskey Cake.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2007-01-17 05:04
Cá Bhfuil Na Gaeilg eoirí? (English translation: Where are all the Gaelic speakers?) Some are still in Ireland where 25% of the population claims to speak the language. Manchán Magan of the Guardian looks at the history of Gaelic and sets out on a trek to see who speaks it.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-01-09 17:11
The website timeref.com is designed to help understand the Middle Ages in Britain (800-1499 C.E.) by way of a timeline, maps and links to related subjects.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-01-06 19:59
27,000 people applied recently for a chance to celebrate the Winter Solstice in the Stone Age tomb in Newgrange, Ireland. Only 100 won the honor. Andrew Bushe has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-22 06:47
Archaeologists working on a trench near Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland, have discovered a 10-foot-long, wooden boat believed to be from the Viking era. The craft may have been a cargo carrier or a fishing boat.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-09-07 18:50
A study of Irish bog burials shows that the well-preserved bodies were well-groomed at the time of their internment, with manicured fingernails and gelled hair.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-09-05 18:38
Plates from John Derrick's 1581 book The Image of Irelande are available on the Edinburgh University website. The woodcuts show examples of Irish costume of the time.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-02 15:43
The rattle of metal on asphalt could be heard recently as the North American Region Championships of Irish Road Bowling came to Turkey Run Road in Buckhannon West Virginia. The ancient sport consists of tossing a metal ball along winding, country roads.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Wed, 2006-07-26 15:17
As reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 26 July 2006: Irish archaeologists on Tuesday heralded the discovery of an ancient book of psalms, found by a construction worker who spotted something while driving the shovel of his backhoe into a bog.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-07-24 13:56
Columnist and humorist Dave Barry recently returned from Ireland and has written an extremely side-splittingly funny travelogue of his trip, including a run-in with Elvis...
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-07-02 13:54
Dame Alice Kyteler of Kilkenny was found guilty of practicing witchcraft on July 2, 1323.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Fri, 2006-06-23 19:38
Research into Iron Age bog bodies discovered in the midlands of Ireland has revealed they were elite members of society who may have met violent deaths as part of kingship rituals.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-21 08:13
A newly discovered burial site near Tara shows features not found in Ireland before.
Submitted by Lonergan Fionn ... on Sun, 2006-04-09 20:57
The Barony of Stromgard and the Village of Bjorgvin would like the invite you all to A Grand Thing. This will be a period event, focusing on Norse and Irish traditions of the Viking Era, with fighting, contests, games, and a grand feast! There will be a multi-weapons tournament, A Viking raiders tournament of ships, and a monastery raid where you get to keep all the booty you can escape with.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-03-17 16:45
The Republic of Ireland is about to strike hundreds of obsolete laws from its statute books. Some of the laws date back to the time of the Norman invasion.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-03-17 11:13
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2006-01-20 14:10
One in 12 Irishmen are descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages, a fifth century warlord, according to research by geneticists at Trinity College Dublin.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-16 18:51
Gosford Castle in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, has been purchased by a development company for UK£1,000. The castle, which is in a poor state of repair, will be refurbished by the developers at a cost of UK£4M.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2006-01-12 18:33
BBC radio interview with Ned Kelly, head of antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland reveals that "The preserved remains of two prehistoric men discovered in an Irish bog have revealed a couple of surprises --- one used hair gel and the other stood 6 foot 6 inches high, the tallest Iron Age body discovered."
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-01-06 09:28
Volunteers in the village of Nobber have uncovered a 10th Century cemetery, 12th Century church and concrete graves in the shape of Celtic crosses.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-22 16:06
Ulverston archaeologist Steve Dickinson has done wonders for the tourist industry of Urswick, Cumbria. He may have discovered the birthplace of Saint Patrick.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-18 08:58
The remains of a young man, believed to have died of a spear wound in the 10th century, were discovered recently at Golden Lane in the city of Dublin, Ireland.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-07-28 20:50
Dr Karen E Overbey of the Department of Fine Arts, Seattle University is calling for papers for the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies which will be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan in May, 2005. The session title is: "Afterlives and Receptions in Anglo-Norman Ireland"