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Ex-teacher! History/Herstory #otd ⚔️🎂 🪦🎶📚📽️ Famine women saints😇 castles🏰 art🎨 poetry wolves🐺 names swans🦢 dogs🐕 cows 🐄#FolkloreThursday #Ireland ☘️
15 Jul
Thread: History of cows in Ireland! In most of Ulster townlands were known as "ballyboes" from baile bó "cow land/"land of a cow"! Since yearly rent of a cow (@placenamesni)? Co Cavan similar units called "polls", & in Co Fermanagh & Monaghan known as "tates" or "taths"! ©mine 🐄 Image
Cows so important, worshipped by Irish when pagan! In Dindsenchas, cow goddess, Bóinn/Boann forbidden to approach Well of Segais by husband. But she circled it 3 times causing waters to rise up & become River Boyne! Lost an arm, leg, eye, & then her life! 🎨Tara's Open Studio & ? ImageImage
Ardboe from Ard Bó, "height of the cow(s)" is a small village & civil parish in Co Tyrone, N Ireland. The name comes from a legend that the monastery of Ardboe was built from the milk of a magic cow which emerged from nearby Lough Neagh! ©mine 🐄 Image
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17 Jul 19
New thread starting ready for 26 Aug @NationalDogDay! 'Irish Dogs, Myths, Saints & Other Interesting Facts!' Suggestions welcome (you might think of something I haven't)! @MagicalEurope @CruftsFans #FolkloreThursday #dogsoftwitter #NationalDogDay #InternationalDogDay! 🐶🐕🐩🐾
@NationalDogDay @MagicalEurope @CruftsFans Irish Wolfhound, symbol of #Ireland! Wolfhounds one of the oldest breeds of dogs recorded in world! Its impossible to know for sure, but skeletal remains suggest they arrived c 8,000 BC! 📷: Aella Grace, with owner Rebecca at neolithic Newgrange, Co Meath (younger; c 3200 BC)! 🐾
@NationalDogDay @MagicalEurope @CruftsFans 279 BC when Celts sacked Delphi📷 #Greece, survivors left accounts of fierce Celts & huge dogs who fought with them & at their side. No doubt Wolfhounds! PS-Ancient Greeks considered the @UNESCO Delphi the centre of the world, marked by the omphalos📷stone! #FolkloreThursday
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2 Dec 18
'Chariot of Life' statue, #Dublin. Known as The Mad Milkman! Charioteer represents reason controlling the emotions. Unveiled 1982, the year following sculptor Oisin Kelly's death. 📷: William Murphy (informatique). #Ireland flickr.com/photos/infomat…
Blackrock Dolmen, #Dublin. by Rowan Gillespie. 2 male & 1 female cast bronze figures hold a lighter resin bronze dolmen capstone! 📷: William Murphy (informatique). #Ireland flickr.com/photos/infomat…
'Who made the world' by Cliodhna Cussen from Co Limerick (now based in Dublin & Kerry). She also illustrates children's books! Located near Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. 📷: William Murphy (informatique). #Ireland flickr.com/photos/infomat…
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28 Jun 18
Cú Chulainn is believed to be an incarnation of the god #Lugh, who is also his father! His mother is the mortal Deichtine, sister of Conchobar mac Nessa, the King of #Ulster who ruled from #NavanFort near #Armagh. #CúChulainn #Irishmyths #Irishlegends #FolkloreThursday
Born Sétanta, Cú Chulainn gained his name as a child, after killing Culann's fierce guard-dog in self-defence & offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared! Used a standing stone or by driving a sliotar down its throat with his hurley! #FolkloreThursday
Cathbad the druid announced one day that anyone who drew arms would have everlasting fame! So Cú Chulainn only 7 years old, asked for arms! But Cathbad grieved because he had not finished his prophecy-the warrior who took arms that day would have a short life! #FolkloreThursday
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