Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-17 13:27
A 12-year-old boy fights off Vikings to help complete the Book of Kells in a new animated adventure from Cartoon Saloon. The film was scheduled for release late winter 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-25 08:29
A new DNA study may prove a 10th century historical source which states that the western islands of Scotland were invaded by the Irish in the early 6th century. The new evidence shows "a significant Irish genetics component in Scots' ancestry." The study may also prove that the invasions occurred earlier than the 6th century.
Submitted by AengusMagennis on Thu, 2009-03-26 00:04
I am needing help finding the style or armor the Irish wore in the 14th century. I am new to the SCA and I am trying to create armor for my persona so that I can start fighting. Any and all help will be appreciated. Thanks, Aengus
Submitted by AengusMagennis on Wed, 2009-03-25 23:54
I am looking for any sites that show what style armor the irish wore in the 14th century. Any help would be most appreciated. I am new to the SCA and I am trying to find out what armor to create for my persona so I can start fighting. Thanks, Aengus
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-03 13:01
Join the goode folkes of the Shire of River's Bend in celebrating their 24th annual Irish Feast. This year we will be celebrating our Irish families and history with all things Irish. We invite all of the folks of the Kingdom of An Tir to bring their Irish bits, foods and skills to our feast and share. Wear your finest Irish garb and have fun.
Submitted by jt4novels on Thu, 2009-01-01 13:27
"Growing up in North Carolina, I always knew we had a huge group of Scotch-Irish settlers in the Piedmont of the Carolinas, but I didn't understand their ancestry. Were they from Scotland or Ireland?" Jennifer Hudson Taylor looks for an answer on her blog.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-12-13 18:34
The traditional Celtic crosses of Monasterboice, Ireland are crumbling away. Now experts are formulating a plan to save three of the "crosses, recognised as the best in Europe for their period."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-04 18:11
The Sea Stallion, the replica of the Danish longship which sailed from Denmark to Ireland in 2007, is scheduled to be returned to Denmark for exhibition.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-06-27 08:35
Historians believe that Scotland was colonized by Irish tribes in the 3rd and 4th centuries C.E. Magnus Linklater of the Times Online offers a glimpse of early Scottish history.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-06-25 12:53
Archaeologists working at Newtwopothouse, a site near Cork, Ireland, have discovered African beads among the medieval artifacts, showing that the Irish were carrying out trade with North Africa at the time.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-05-17 16:57
Excavation for a highway by-pass have unearthed evidence of a Viking trading center in Woodstown in County Waterford, Ireland. Over 5,000 artifacts have so far been discovered dating to the year 860.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-04-19 16:58
In an article on his blog, writer Philip Coppens discusses the "mysterious round Irish towers," an Irish medieval architectural phenomenon. The article is entitled Round towers: needles in magical landscape?
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-28 12:38
New research at Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland points to the possibility that the stone kissed by millions may not be the "Blarney Stone" of legend.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-03-18 16:44
For all you Celts (even just for a day!) out there, in celebration of St. Patty's Day, an Irish Dinner & A Tourney!
Submitted by Nevik on Tue, 2008-03-11 08:13
Teribus (featuring Midrealm drummer Nevik) will be performing their first concert within the borders of the Barony of Fenix in the Middle Kingdom on March 22, 2008.
Submitted by Guinevere Maire on Thu, 2007-12-13 16:39
I am in the process of developing my persona. I have gone so far as to create a bit of background for my persona (Guinevere's parents). I have a couple of questions reguarding Guinevere's mother:
Time period: 1499 A`ine has been educated by a Welsh man, Phelip. Phelip comes to A`ine's rescue. They get married with the blessing of A`ine's Father. A`ine and Phelip move to Wales because of the growing unrest between the Protestant and Cathloic's.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-27 08:02
A longboat, dating to the Viking era, is soon to be lifted from the River Boyne in Drogheda, Ireland. It is the first such discovery in Ireland.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-07-07 21:03
On July 1, 2007, a crew of 65 men and women set sail from Denmark to Dublin on a reconstructed Viking warship called the Sea Stallion. The project's goal was to recreate the journey of the Viking raiding parties.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-30 18:57
Ireland's historic Hill of Tara has been added to the world's 100 most-endangered heritage sites due to plans to build a motorway in close proximity to the archaeological sites.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-28 14:14
21st century laser technology will be used over the next two years to analyze Ireland's famous Book of Kells, a 9th century gospel housed at Trinity College in Dublin. Experts hope that analysis of the pigments may shed new light on medieval Irish trade routes.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-18 16:03
In an interview with Conor Newman, an archaeology professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Melissa Block of NPR's All Things Considered learns about the recent discovery of a celtic temple near Ireland's Tara.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-04-11 09:45
The Barony of Stromgard and the village of Bjorgvin would like to invite you the Second 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 keep what booty you can escape with.
There will be contests in, axe/spear throwing, archery, wrestling and more. We will repeat the siege-cooking contest "Barbarians at the Gate" the Norsemen are coming! Bring whatever you need to feed 20 warriors and maybe they will go away, leftovers will be used at the feast. Many contests and games for children of all ages so come join us. Site has water, electric, and bathrooms with pay showers.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-27 16:06
Join us for Ceilidh. There will be an archery competition with moving targets, an Arts and a Science competition, and of course lots and lots of fighting. We’ll have Scottish highland games run by Lord Corwyn MacCamie and an excellent feast will be prepared by Lady Ishmala Hatun bint Johara.
There will be an Inn for lunch and Bardic in the evening.
Where: Hunt Lodge, Ft Leavenworth, KS
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-27 15:22
An online campaign to save the historic Hill of Tara in Ireland has been created. TaraWatch is hoping to collect enough money to pay for a professional archaeological assessment of the M3 motorway at the site.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-03-22 11:33
Celtic scholar and linguist Daniel Melia believes that St. patrick may have preached his message to the Irish 50 years earlier than previously believed. The earlier time period would place the saint within provincial Roman society rather than during tribal invasions.
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.