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May 14, 2020

The ancient Irish laws were recorded in manuscripts by the Brehons (judges). While much of this knowledge has been lost due to the brutal British colonisation of Ireland, what remains reveals an interesting keyhole glimpse into the everyday life, aspirations, and order...

February 13, 2020

Aengus was one of the illustrious and mysterious Tuatha Dé Danann, a mystical race of beings who came to Ireland in the distant past bringing high culture along with them.

In the course of time, this Tuatha were raised to the status of gods and goddesses; though it shou...

February 11, 2020

Grainne was the daughter of the High King Cormac MacAirt, her stunning beauty was legendary across the island. Many high ranking nobles and chieftains tried in vain to secure her hand in marriage.

Enter our familiar hero, Fionn MacCool, leader of the Fianna warriors. At...

February 6, 2020

Aengus was asleep one night when he saw something like a young girl coming towards the head of his bed, and she was the most beautiful woman in Eriu. He made to take her hand and draw her to his bed, but, as he welcomed her, she vanished suddenly, and he did not know w...

February 5, 2020

To celebrate Imbolc, the traditional time for the beginning of spring in Ireland, and to encourage more people to learn about the gems of Irish Mythology in 2020, the Brehon Law Academy is knocking 50% OFF our online course thru February.


Irish Mythology Online Course
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February 1, 2020

Irish myths have been told around fires and at bedsides for millennia.

They tell tales of more ancient times; of heroes and monsters, of extraordinary other-worldy places, triumphant feats of warriors, of mysterious sorcerers and evil phantoms, of gods and kings, of mai...

February 1, 2020

Traditionally, Imbolg (or Imbolc) was celebrated on the 1st-2nd February to mark the beginning of Spring and the midway point between the winter solstice and spring equinox in early Gaelic society.

Given the time of year, it is a celebration of rebirth, fertility, grati...

January 15, 2020

The Fianna was made up of many battalions called cathas, each with 3,000 warriors. In peaceful times, the main body of the Fianna was made up on three cathas, or about 9,000 fighting men, while in times of war this could expand to seven cathas, or 21,000 trained, agile...

December 3, 2019

Here are the name meanings for 12 of Ireland's major rivers with a few myths thrown in along the way.

River Shannon

Abhainn na Sionainne

River of Sionann

Ireland’s longest river flows south west from Co. Cavan for 386 km (240 miles), through 10 counties, and forming 3 lake...

May 23, 2019

We find reference to Ogham in the Ulster Cycle of Irish Mythology, which recounts the exploits of the famous boy-hero, Setanta, or to give him his heroic name, Cuchullain.

In the great Gaelic epic called the Táin Bó Cúailnge, or the Cattle Raid of Cooley, we follow Cuch...

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