Elven Blood Royal

“The wisdom of the alchemists claims that all life is fire, the soul of things. The light that emanates from … More

Manannán mac Lir

Manannán or Manann (Old Irish Manandán), also known as Manannán mac Lir (Mac Lir meaning “son of the sea”), is a sea deity in Irish mythology. He is affiliated with both the Tuatha … More

Aos Sí

The aos sí, older form aes sídhe is the Irish term for a supernatural race in Irish mythology and Scottish mythology (usually spelled Sìth, however pronounced the same), comparable to … More

Kingdom of Breifne

The Kingdom of Breifne or Bréifne was a confederation of Irish túaithe headed by a ruirí drawn from the Uí Briúin Bréifne. The Bréifne territory included current day Irish counties … More

Tuath Dé – tribe of the gods

Tuath Dé (“tribe of the gods”), are a supernatural race in Irish mythology. The Old Irish word tuath (plural tuatha) means “people, tribe, nation”; dé is the genitive case of día and, depending … More

Old Irish

Old Irish (Old Irish: Goídelc; Irish: Sean-Ghaeilge; Scottish Gaelic: Seann Ghàidhlig; Manx: Shenn Yernish; sometimes called Old Gaelic) is the name given to the oldest form of the Goidelic languages for … More

Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin (“ourselves” or “we ourselves”) and Sinn Féin Amháin (“ourselves alone”) are Irish-language phrases used as a political slogan by Irish nationalists in the late nineteenth and early … More

partition of Ireland

The partition of Ireland (Irish: críochdheighilt na hÉireann) was the division of the island of Ireland into two distinct jurisdictions, Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland. It took place … More