The ancient Celts divided their intellectual elites into three categories: druids, bards, and vates. Learn about their differences (and similarities) as recorded by Greek and Roman historians.
Classical writers regale us with eyebrow-raising tales of wild, island-bound Celtic women. But are any of them true?
Historical evidence suggests druidesses not only existed but were just as if not more powerful than their male counterparts.
Druid is a title that gets bandied about with the reckless abandon of an inebriated bard. Let’s separate druid history from druid mythology, shall we?
The following tale of ancestry tourism is true as I remember it, but as you’ll discover, my time in Rosses Point left my brain a little fuzzy.
The legacy of St. Patrick is a combination of fact and fiction, history and fantasy. These are the most popular books that tell his story.
St. Patrick tells us in his Confession that he was ready to give his life to spread the Gospel in Ireland. But did he die a martyr?
St. Patrick famously wrote a confession, but to what did he confess? One historian makes the case for murder.
Was St. Patrick on a mission of peace, or did he use violence to convert the pagans of Ireland to Christianity?
The answer seems obvious. But once you start peeling back the layers, you’ll see why some call St. Patrick’s Catholicness into question.