Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Killycluggin Stone – County Cavan

The original Iron Age La Tene-style Killycluggin Stone, now in the County Cavan Museum in Ballyjamesduff, is believed to be the idol known as Cenn Crúaich or Crom Crúaich, which could mean “bloody head” but I think means “head of … Continue reading

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The Big Snow of 1982

This video is from a Milk & Cookies session in Dublin, 2010. In support of the veracity, or at least verisimilitude, of this yarn, here are interior and exterior photos of the cottage I lived in at the time near … Continue reading

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Michael’s Morsel

Saint Patrick went to Tara to cure Lugaid son of Laeghaire son of Niall of the Nine Hostages of a “trouble”. Lugaid took a large piece of bread and swallowed it and it stuck in his throat. Patrick gave him … Continue reading

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The Hungry Tree

This tree that ate a steel bench is in the grounds of the 19th-century King’s Inns, Dublin, a college for barristers founded in 1541 by Henry VIII. It’s next to the vehicle gate on Constitution Hill. King’s Inns is frequently … Continue reading

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The Children of Lir

Lir and his wife, Aobh (pronounced (“eve”), had four children: a girl Fionnuala and her twin brother, Aed (“ay”), and twin boys Fiachra and Conn. Aobh died, and Lir married Aoife. Everyone loved the Children of Lir for their good … Continue reading

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