Rise of the Poets
|Posted on March 22, 2012 at 1:35 AM||comments (0)|
Rapparees, Tories, Outlaws?
Part 2 of The Story of the Travellers
In the first section of this story I outlined the position and attitudes of Irish people to the Travellers in our time, and how relations have deteriorated in a few generations. Now we ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 22, 2012 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
How Archaeology missed the Scientific Revolution
The Scientific Revolution in the 16th and 17th centuries began with the abandonment of alchemical approaches to physics rooted in the philosophy of Empedocles and developed by Aristotle, that all things in the universe were formed from only four elements earth, air, water and fire. This led to alchemists sustained efforts to transform one element into another, with little success.
Once Aristotel...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 4, 2012 at 7:20 PM||comments (1)|
Cobbles uncovered during street works in December 2011. I do not know how old they are, but they look fairly basic, from 18th century to perhaps medieval.
|Posted on January 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
History may often seem irrelevant to our everyday concerns, or to be at most an interesting aside to our daily lives. But it is in the present moment that all history exists and in which its influence is all pervading.
While more and more data is becoming available online, it is of little use unless it can be organised and applied to everyday problems in the here and now.
The Blind lead...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 4, 2011 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
Even Archaeologists Must Learn From The Past
Dylan George Foley
editing in progress!
How commercial pressure under the competitive system of archaeological procurement undermined the principles and practice of archaeology in I...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 27, 2011 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
" to have that land thereby so strengthened, that it shall neither feare any foreign invasion, nor practise, which the Irish shall ever attempt, but shall keep them u...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 6, 2011 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
Gilt copper alloy cross brooch: equal-armed; cast, chip-carved, Anglo-Carolingian style animal in profile in each arm; central, flat, oval black glass setting inscribed in two lines of early Arabic script, `sha'a allah', or 'tubna lillah' (or `bismillah'?); silver domed-head pseudo-rivet in a lobe at the inner and outer corners of each arm.Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 28, 2011 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
The Story of the Irish Travellers
Where We Are Now
Part 1 of The Story of the Travellers
Today, there are no people in Ireland so frequently and ferociously maligned as the Travelling community. Often, the very mention of Travellers in conversation elicits responses ranging from suspicio...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 1, 2011 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
Pieces of History. Published Sligo Weekender August 2011 Dylan Foley
In 2007, during routine extension works, archaeologists struck a stonecovering an old drain right under the present Weekender office onTeeling street. When the stone was lifted an unusual type of winebottle was found, known from ...Read Full Post »