As Thicke As Pleates May Lye

With skulles upon their poules, Insteade of civil cappes, With speares in hand and sword by sides, To bear off afterclappes; With jackettes long and large, Which shroud simplicitie: Though spiteful dartes which they do beare Importe iniquitie. Their shirtes be verie straunge, Not reaching paste the thigh, With pleates on pleates they pleated are, […]

Brecbennoch of St. Columba

Feradach Went to Heaven

Both brandubh and fidchell are both ancient Irish board games. * * * 583 Kl. The slaying of Feradach Finn son of Dui, king of Osraige. Now he was one of the three kings who went to heaven during the lifetime of Colum Cille, and this is the reason, as Colum Cille told Áed son of […]

Theft of the Book of Kells

The theft (and eventual recovery less its golden cover) of the Book of Kells is recorded in the Annals of Ulster under the year A.D. 1007. * * * The Great Gospel of Colum Cille was wickedly stolen by night from the western sacristy in the great stone church of Cenannas. It was the most […]