Irish Horses : Clara : Ireland

Horses Are Woven Into the Fabric of Ireland When you think of Ireland, pictures of sheep probably come into your mind, dotting the hillsides like popcorn on a plush, green carpet. However, horses are also very much a part of the history and culture of the Emerald Isle. Genetically speaking, if you have some Irish in you, it will be …

The Card Players : Paddy Ryans : Horseleap : Ireland

End of a great day spent in WestMeath and Offaly … Horseleap (Irish: Baile ?tha an Urchair) is a town situated upon the Offaly, Westmeath county border in Ireland, along the R446, formerly the main Dublin to Galway road. The village itself possesses a church, primary school, a garden centre, a pub, and a petrol station. Horseleap dates back to …

The 300 year tree …

——————— ——————— Firebrigade to the rescue … More Photos or use tags on the right.

Over 2000 years ago a band of Egyptians were sailing up the River Shannon …

?Over 2000 years ago a band of Egyptians were sailing up the River Shannon to attend the great Festival of the Fires which was held each year at the month of May at the Hill of Uisneach. Caesar acknowledged Uisneach and its great festival when he spoke of assemblies and trading at ?the consecrated place considered to be centre of …

… were then carried around the village to singing and elaborate pageantry. …

More Photos or use tags on the right. Reaction to the 2010 Festival Emergency services, local authorities, tourism bodies and, most importantly, festival goers hailed the returning Celtic festival at Uisneach as a triumph. With OAP?s and children granted free entrance to the event, there was an unrivalled mix of generations on the hillside, soaking up what the Irish Independent …

Why is the Hill of Uisneach special?

Why is the Hill of Uisneach special? 1. Uisneach is the exact geographical centre of Ireland. 2. For many centuries, Uisneach was also regarded as the sacred centre of the island. 3. On Uisneach is a stone known as ?Aill na Mireann? or the ?Catstone?. According to tradition, the five provinces of Ireland met there and Ireland was first divided …

Bealtaine

More Photos or use tags on the right. Beltane or Beltaine (play /?b?lte?n/) is the anglicised spelling of Old Irish Bel(l)taine or Beltine (modern Irish Bealtaine [?b?al??t???n??], Scottish Gaelic Bealltainn [?b?al??t???n?]), the Gaelic name for either the month of May or the festival that takes place on first day of May. Bealtaine was historically a Gaelic festival celebrated in Ireland, …