Glencolumcille, or in the Gaelic, has been a religious site for over 5,000 years. It was one of earliest Christian sites in Europe, dating to the sixth century. The landscape around the village is dotted with ancient sites from the neolithic period, but the Christians turned the landscape into a stations of the cross, based […]
St. Patrick’s day throughout the world has reduced the role of St. Patrick, and some would argue Ireland itself to a breakfast cereal character. Who was he? And why should we care?
Faerie Ring in Tullyhorkey, county Donegal, Ireland, and the story of magical fiddles and pipes, photographed by history travel photographer Todd Atteberry for the History Trekker
It was Christmas a number of years back, and an elderly couple had booked a room at the Ballygally Castle Hotel, at the head of Ballygally Bay on the Antrim coast of Northern Ireland, a short twenty miles north of Belfast. The hotel and castle sits nearly on the bay itself, and in winter the […]