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Photo Post Fri, Aug. 15, 2014 16 notes

oghmashrine:

On one of the Bronze Doors of the Library of Congress.

oghmashrine:

On one of the Bronze Doors of the Library of Congress.

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Video Post Thu, Aug. 14, 2014 57 notes

irelandseyeonmyth:

Eddie Lenihan talking about the fairies with subtitles.

If you listen youll find the gaelic Eddie speaks isnt the one youll learn in irish lessons. Its the muscrai dialect.




Bronze Age sword recovered from River Shannon - Independent.ie

A Bronze Age sword believed to be 3,500-years-old has been recovered by a diver from the River Shannon.

The priceless artifact [sic] was picked up by Micheal O’Ruairc, of Shannonside Sub Aqua in Banagher, Co Offaly, last night. It is believed to date back to the 1050 BC.

See The Independent for the picture, and full story.




Link Post Fri, Aug. 08, 2014 1 note

Food Timeline - A celebration of Irish food: history & tradition

Covers topics such as “What did Irish people eat before the potato arrived?




Link Post Thu, Aug. 07, 2014 1 note

"Truly unexpected" pink granite boulder of ancient Scottish Picts revealed in Aberdeenshire | Culture24

A symbol stone of the Picts who occupied Scotland centuries ago could be unique, say archaeologists in Moray

Some information about Pictish symbols in one of the links provided in the article, can be read here:  Pictish Symbol Stones - Aberdeenshire Council.

(Source: sassanach-sima)




Photo Post Thu, Aug. 07, 2014 51 notes

oakapples:

Traditional houses (known as ‘blackhouses’) on the Hebridean island of Mingulay, 1905. Seven years after this photo was taken, the last few families still living on Mingulay were evacuated to the Scottish mainland.
Photo: intarch.ac.uk

oakapples:

Traditional houses (known as ‘blackhouses’) on the Hebridean island of Mingulay, 1905. Seven years after this photo was taken, the last few families still living on Mingulay were evacuated to the Scottish mainland.

Photo: intarch.ac.uk





Making Matters Personal

Logged in today to find reblogs commenting on a link to an article posted to this blog a few days ago.  Odd, how these comments seemed to be directed at me, rather than the author of the article.   Actually, it appears the commentators have had only read the opening quote - provided in my post - to the article and assumed I have written it.

In other words, though I provided a link to a lengthy news article, those commenting don’t appear to have bothered to read the article.   Then again, I could be wrong.  Perhaps they did log-in to the original website and post their comments there.






Link Post Thu, Aug. 07, 2014 1 note

"Truly unexpected" pink granite boulder of ancient Scottish Picts revealed in Aberdeenshire | Culture24

A symbol stone of the Picts who occupied Scotland centuries ago could be unique, say archaeologists in Moray



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