Coptic Ireland – A Chronology

Coptic Ireland – A Chronology

A chronology of events, mostly related to Egypt, some of which may have had a long term influence or impact on the evolution of Christianity in Ireland and, therefore, Europe. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Pagan Christianity – The Holy Wells of Ireland

Pagan Christianity – The Holy Wells of Ireland

Wells were of paramount importance to the people of Ireland who flocked to them for supernatural protection, respectful of the water’s ability to cure. There must have been endless disappointment but, nonetheless, the early Christians adopted these wells which were,...
An tSlí Mhór (The Great Way) and the Esker Riada

An tSlí Mhór (The Great Way) and the Esker Riada

    Thoughts on how and why some of Ireland’s present-day roads have been used for several thousand years.   Three parishes (Esker (An Eiscir), Co. Dublin; Moylisker (Maoileiscir), Barony of Fartullagh, Co. Westmeath and Ahascragh (Áth Eascrach), Co....
Dun Aengus

Dun Aengus

I am still unsure of the fort’s purpose, but I am now quite convinced that Dun Aengus was once a circular fort and that a little under half of it has tumbled into the Atlantic Ocean, a wee slide here, a little collapse there. Become a member of Turtle’s History...