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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

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...

February 18, 2016

Dreams are private myths, myths are public dreams.

When we were young we heard the stories. The legends and tales of old, great warriors, gods, and goddesses - the sagas of Irish Mythology.

But what did it all mean?

This video explores the symbolic meaning of the Gaelic...

November 25, 2015

 “The Scottish historian Pinkerton, who was hardly sympathetic, admits: ‘Foreigners may imagine that it is granting too much to the Irish to allow them [the Irish] lists of kings more ancient than those of any other country of modern Europe.

But the singularly compact a...

October 1, 2014


The mythology of ancient Ireland is made up of a number literary epics and tales of ‘gods and men’ that interlink and cross-over one another to form a rich and complex tapestry of romance, magic, heroism, conquest, and defeat.


Gaelic mythology shares these and many ot...

July 7, 2014

Listen to a mythological account of how the Irish got their language, and their freckles, as spoken in fluent Irish (with English subtitles) by YouTube user Feardia and read the humorous transcript below. 

Taken from the Auricept na n'Eces, the pre-Christian history of...

June 18, 2014

Under the Ancient Irish Brehon Laws restitution was the favoured method for dealing with wrongdoings.

Compensations owed by offenders are given great attention in the legal manuscripts, but it is the mythological sagas that illustrate more vividly how this principle mi...

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