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
Come and join us at the Irish Feast & Ithra April 1st in Longview, Washington. All classes are "first-come, first-serve," so we encourage you to register early!
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"
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-06-27 18:29
The Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. is offering a summer series of concerts, films and lectures with a Celtic theme. The series runs June-July 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-04 08:15
Producer Ridley Scott's dream project Tristan and Isolde, starring James Franco, Sophia Myles, and Rufus Sewell, has been scheduled for release in February 2006.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-05-24 14:03
Overruling the protests of environmentalists and historians, the Irish government has approved construction of a highway that passing near the Hill of Tara, a popular meeting point for Irish kings and chieftains from pre-Christian times until the 11th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-04-12 15:21
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, humor magazine The Onion looks at Irish history in an Irish Heritage Timeline.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-02-22 19:20
In his book Secret Sights II: Unknown Medieval Ireland, author Rob Vance accuses St. Patrick of taking bribes from his wealthy female patrons.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-12-27 12:39
Plans to build a highway close to Ireland's historic Hill of Tara have caused controversy.