Tag: Irish History
Stories From St Conall Cael’s Handbell
How many stories can one object hold? Verity Limond reveals what a medieval Irish handbell can tell us about everything from monastic life to international trade connections.
Navigating the Voyage of St. Brendan
Written by Jack McGlone. Voyaging into the unknown was a constant for the early Medieval explorer. What drove them? What did they write down? And, might their hope offer inspiration for us today?
‘Are you a witch or are you a fairy? Or are you the wife of Michael Cleary?’ The Consequences of Belief and Superstition
Written by Melissa Kane. The story of the Tipperary Witchcraft case has caused alarm and intrigue for centuries, but why do we find this horrific tale so interesting? And why has it become synonymous with Irish folklore?