Some appropiate links for Lá Bealtaine, traditionally the first day of summer by the indigenous calendars of the Irish, Scots and Manx (and probably for the Celtic peoples as a whole). The Dos Bhealtaine or May Bush is up already, the branches and flowers cut from the caorthann or rowan tree in my garden. The ribbons are red and white, the colours of my family’s heraldic crest and the mythical Aos Sí. And perhaps of revolutionary Gaels too? 😉
Tuatha Dé Danann
Na Bocánaigh, Na Bánánaigh
Seanchas Agus Litríocht na nGael
nicely done as usual, sionnach -:)
told about new early modern Irish history online resource that might interest your followers – http://www.ecis.ie/blog/
beir bua, @
Oh, that is interesting! I wonder how it will develop? I like Eoin Magennis’ answer here,
“Most exciting place or time in the eighteenth-century:
Boston in the 1770s.”
I’d almost agree 🙂
right you are, though in fairness much of the archae-historiography we have inherited dates from 1700s with attendant legacy issues. – Edel Bhreathnach has another smashing (weighty) book out 😉
Weighty and expensive. I think I used up my annual quota of book money in January but I’m tempted. Sorely… 😉 Must have a root around on-line see if I can find a slightly cheaper copy. Then I can justify it to myself!
do you have a ‘Parcel Motel Identification Number’ (PMID), sionnach, or something similar? – i know someone who has spare copy 😉 – let me know where to send, ta @
Thanks, a chara, will look into that. There is one not far from me. Much appreciated.
great stuff sionnach, áth mór @
Agus tú féin, a Shéamais!!
GRMA, a chara 🙂