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With Boughs of Holly

article from Colonial Williamsburg website journal, 2008 by Mary Miley Theobald photos by Dave Doody   From Peasant Hut to royal palace, Europeans have for centuries decorated their homes and churches with greenery at Christmas. The tradition antedates the Christian era. Pagan societies like the Romans, the Celts, and the Norse observed Midwinter, the shortest … Continue reading

Make Your Own “Quick” Traditional Irish Mead

article contribution from irishcelticjewels.com Sweet with honey and spices, traditional Irish Mead can be an ideal choice for the sunny autumn days, and it’s such a fun recipe to try. Treat yourself to this medieval Gaelic beverage, which is best enjoyed in delicate, fluted glasses for a touch of Emerald Isle elegance. Authentic mead, which … Continue reading

Iron Age Village, Great Bernera, Outer Hebrides — Scots Roots

A great storm in the winter of 1993 uncovered substantial stonework amongst the sand dunes on the beach at Bostadh on Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides. The site was excavated in 1996 to reveal a Norse settlement but further digging brought to light an earlier Iron Age village dating from around 500 – 800AD. […] … Continue reading

Dun Troddan

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Recipe: Welsh Cakes

Originally posted on nolavstheworld:
So… Friday’s are recipe days. Just in time for a weekend in the kitchen 🙂 And firmly on my list of top ten treats are…WELSH CAKES!!! There is an amazing little shop down Cardiff Bay called Fabulous Welshcakes (no need to explain what they sell) which is a must-visit for anyone in the…

Missing Brittany……Breton Butter Cake

Originally posted on Adjusting to life with an Aga!:
Can’t wait to be back there. Love the lifestyle and the food, miss the house and on days like today want to be there. In a fit of peak, and desperate to do something French I’ve made a Breton Butter Cake. Never made one before, just…

A Tour of the British Isles in Accents

Here’s a simplistic yet interesting way to hear a few different dialects and the regions they come from:

What is Beltane?

What is Beltane? Art by Hugh McMahon A Tale of Four Seasons The ancient Celtic year was built around the four seasons. Each season was marked with two holidays (8 in total). The four main holidays fall in the middle of our current seasons, and the year begins on Samhain. Samhain (pronounced SAHwen): Oct. 31st. … Continue reading

How To: Constructing Celtic Interlace (Knotwork)

Originally posted on Digital Magpie:
What is it?  The name “Celtic” is a bit misleading. Interlace (or knotwork) was used in multiple historical periods as a decorative motif. However, it is so extensively used in what’s commonly known as Celtic Art that it has become primarily associated with that period. Characteristics include consistent over-under alteration,…

Morgan Le Faye, Queen of ‘Gore’

Originally posted on Arthurian Romances:
Morgan Le Fay, Queen of ‘Gore’ (Born c.AD 473) (Welsh: Morgan; Latin: Morganna; English: Morgan) The much maligned Morgan Le Fay was, to a large extent, the invention of medieval romance writers such as Sir Thomas Malory. In his “Le Morte D’Arthur” Malory tells us that Morgan was one of…

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