Ali Isaac

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The Stone of the Big Man

I drove past it three times. Eventually, I stopped in the local village shop for a bottle of water and directions.<p>The young woman behind the counter …

Tailtiu, the Church of St Patrick and the Eastern Fort

I <b>started 2017 with a trip to Teltown</b>. It was the morning after the night before, and I looked like it, but I didn’t bring you here just to admire my …

How to get your copy of ‘Conor Kelly’s Guide to Ireland’s Ancient Places’.

It’s taken a long time, quite a few very late nights… by that I really mean early mornings 😂,<p>a fewa lot of glasses of wine,much foul languagesweet …

Moytura | Battle Ground of Irish Gods and Demons

My family standing beside an unidentified ancient monument on the Plain of Moytura<p><b>Moytura</b> <b>is where the Tuatha de Danann</b> began their invasion by taking …

Riastradh, the Warrior’s Battle Frenzy

T<b>he Norsemen were famous for it</b>, the Romans accused the Celts of it, and it seems our Irish ancestors were capable of it too: the strange phenomenon …

Imramha | Searching for God

<b>The</b> <b>Voyage of Bran</b>, as told by the Queen of the Isle of Women<p>T<b>he new priests came to Ireland</b>, preaching their foreign stories of a single God, and we …

The Land of the Ever Young Part One

I<b>n Irish mythology, there is much mention of</b> a place referred to as <i>the Otherworld.</i> But where and what actually is it? Ah well, that would be telling. …

Hy-Brasil | Mysterious Lost Island of Irish Mythology

I<b>t doesn’t sound typically Irish, does it?</b> <b>Hy-Brasil</b>… it conjures up images of South America if anything, but dig a little deeper, and the meaning …

The Beast Within | Shapeshifters in Irish Mythology

<i>Shapeshifting in Irish mythology involves a long list of animals, not just the wolf or vampire, as made popular by modern literature. Transformation</i> …

The Fairy Folk of Ireland

What kind of image does that expression, ‘the fairy folk’ conjure up when you hear it? Something a bit like this…<p>Maybe you see something a little …

The Irish Wolfhound

T<b>he Irish Wolfhound, known as Cú Faoil in Irish</b> (pronounced Koo-Fil), is the tallest breed of dog in the world. Originally, it was used in battle to …

The Shamrock, the Shillelagh and the Leprachaun; Symbols of Irishness for St Patricks Day, or Sad Stereotypes?

W<b>hen you think of Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day</b>, what’s the first emblem of Irishness which springs to mind? I’m betting it’s not the <b>Harp</b>, Ireland’s …

The Red Headed Folk of Ireland

<i>In Irish mythology, the Tuatha de Danann and the Sidhe are described as being tall and beautiful with red or fair hair, pale skin and blue or green</i> …

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The ancient Irish divided their year into four seasons punctuated by the festivals of Imbolc, Beltaine, Lughnasa and Samhain, according to the …

Queen Medb

You may remember these two young ladies: And you may remember also the block I had when it came to writing the next post in my Incredible Irish Women …

Ancient Places of Ireland | aliisaacstoryteller | Page 2

M<b>ost of you will no doubt be aware by now</b> that I have returned to full-time education. Well, I’m about to start my second year, but you can imagine …

Tuatha de Danann | Who Were They Really?

<i>According to legend, the Tuatha de Danann were a mystical race of God-like beings who invaded and ruled Ireland over four thousand years ago. Modern</i> …

aliisaacstoryteller

guardian of irish mythology<p>ABOUT ALI<p>I am a student of English, and Irish History at Maynooth University, an author of fiction and non-fiction, and a …

Ireland

For the love of GOLD

When I first visited the National Museum of Archaeology in Dublin, I was stunned by the sheer amount, and quality, of ancient gold artifacts on …

Film Trailer (video) for ‘The Search for the Seanachaí’, and I’m in it (briefly) 😁!

Last spring, I was interviewed by film maker, Peter McGee, for a new project he was working on, entitled ‘<b>The Search for the Seanachaí</b>‘. Here is the …

The Encounter of Líadain and Cuirithir

Last week, I listened to one of my lecturers read aloud a poem in Old Irish, and I learned a few things:<p>Old Irish is a language which is meant to be …