Na Slíabhte a thrasnaíonn ár gCosáin sa saol

The Mountains that cross our Paths in life. “There are 100 ways to accomplish your goal. Chose one and attain your dream.” Sara McFadden, Irish Visually Impaired Rally Navigator. Slíabh a haon. Last year, I stopped at an area outside Kenmare just before the Cork/Kerry border at Cath’s Pass called ‘Druid’s View’ when I wasContinue reading “Na Slíabhte a thrasnaíonn ár gCosáin sa saol”

Suíochán Ceannais na Ard Rí Mumhan: Ceacht Staire (Carrig an Pádraig)

The Seat of the Kings of Munster: A History (Rock of Cashel) In a previous post I mentioned passing St. Declan’s Way while cycling in county Waterford. This is a Pilgrimage Trial that extends from the coastal town of Ardmore in county Waterford to the Rock of Cashel in county Tipperary. Typical of Ireland, itContinue reading “Suíochán Ceannais na Ard Rí Mumhan: Ceacht Staire (Carrig an Pádraig)”

Seoda Ársa Iarthar Chontae Phort Láirge

Ancient Treasures of West County Waterford I have already shown you a picture of a map of East Cork/West Waterford with heritage sites mapped out, that I received last Bealtaine in the post Imrama agus Imbas ag an Bealtaine – Home | Order of Celtic Wolves (wordpress.com). Last year, I went on a holiday toContinue reading Seoda Ársa Iarthar Chontae Phort Láirge

Imrama agus Imbas ag an Bealtaine

I gCuimhne Tadgh Jonathon. Suaimhneas síoraí. Senbecc grandson of Ebrecc, from the sídhe, came from the plain of Segais seeking imbas, and Cú Chulainn encountered him on the River Boyne. Cú Chulainn captured him, and he explained that he had come looking for the fruit of the nuts of a fair-bearing hazel. There are nineContinue reading “Imrama agus Imbas ag an Bealtaine”

Lasair naofa lá feile na Bealtaine agus Uisneach

The Sacred Flame of Bealtaine and Uisneach When the sun begins to rise on this morning a flame will be lit signaling the beginning of Summer and blessing the fertility of the upcoming harvestide…… The Bealtaine Festival was often the first chance for neighbouring tuatha to greet each other after the long winter months andContinue reading Lasair naofa lá feile na Bealtaine agus Uisneach

Anseo déanaimid cuardach agus seasamh os comhair clocha móra ár sinsear.

Here we seek and stand before the giant ancestral stones. As gaeilge: Na Dhia agaibh go léir, Níl a fhios agam cén fáth ach inné bhí sé i mo cheann ag rothaíocht suas go dtí seanchlocha ár sinsir i gCorcaigh Thuaidh. Chuaigh mé ar rothar ó mo theach sa Chathair Thuaidh ag dul thar chaisleánContinue reading Anseo déanaimid cuardach agus seasamh os comhair clocha móra ár sinsear.

Early Irish Dynastic Poetry

The poems deal mostly with the legendary rulers of the Laigin ( modern day Leinster and South-East Ireland) in the pre-Christian period and their ancestors. They are linguistically archaic, and the majority of the verses may date back as far as the 7th Century. Several modern authorities have labelled these as artistically poor poems butContinue reading “Early Irish Dynastic Poetry”

Ar na mhuintir agus ar thír na hÚcráine, bíodh beannacht na síochána an domhan

Once Cú Chulainn was beside the river Boyne in his chariot, and Lóeg mac Riangabra along with him, and the feat (cles) of nine champions was above him; he was killing the salmon in Linn Féic. They saw a little man in purple clothes, (sitting) in a bronze skiff, travelling (?) on the Boyne withoutContinue reading “Ar na mhuintir agus ar thír na hÚcráine, bíodh beannacht na síochána an domhan”