Biodiversity on the Hill of Uisneach

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Heritage on the Hill comes in many forms. . . Our flora and fauna is diverse and second to none in the area. The Hill as far back as has been recorded, has always been farmed. It is a living testament to its guardians over the years, that have sensitively nurtured while utilising it so that its form, shape and … Read More

The Green Man at Uisneach

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The Green Man at the Hill of Uisneach

The Green Man at the gate to the Hill of Uisneach, symbolising rebirth 🌱 The Green Man by Joanne Kavanagh The Green Man “He runs through the forest, breathing life into all he that he can Whispering to the trees, he’s known as the Green Man Passing on his vibrant energy, to all living things, green Perhaps he’s been near, … Read More

Bealtaine 2021

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If you are wondering how the Bealtaine Celebrations were, here’s how they unfolded. . . Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you all from all the team here at the Hill of Uisneach. . . After watching back this morning and reading all your beautiful comments (we will get around to answering you all shortly) it is evident that … Read More

Eiscir Riada

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Lovely light today on the land and the welcome sound of nature… The cattle graze happily enjoying the sun on their backs and at the end of the short video you’ll see ‘The Ancient Road’ falling away from the Royal Palace, heading down towards the ‘Eiscir Riada’. ‘Eiscir’ meaning ‘divide’ and ‘Riada’ meaning ‘road’…

The Kings of Uisneach – Part 2: The early kings

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To set the scene. . . After the ‘Irish Dark Age’ (a period from 100 BC – roughly 300 AD. The phrase was coined by Thomas Charles-Edwards to describe a gap in the archaeological record coinciding with the Roman Empire in Britain and continental Europe). The Irish population was widely dispersed and lived rurally. Small Ring forts or Ring farms … Read More

The Kings of Uisneach – Part 1

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The Kings of Uisneach were of the Uí Néill clan, the name meaning ‘descendants of Niall’. From what we understand from accounts recorded, it was time of incessant quarriling sometimes between rival clans and other times it was inter-clan. As it’s a rather long list of 16 Kings and many names are mentioned, we’ve separated it into two posts. The … Read More

Lough Lugh

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Lough Lugh bathed in warm Spring sunshine… but the air still remains cool.

Days of the Brindle Cow

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A little bit of Irish Folklore on these cold and windy March days… “Days of the Brindle Cow”, in Irish “Laethantha na Bó Riabhaí” In our Irish Calendar, The Days of the Brindle Cow or The Old Cows Days are the final days in the month of March and the first three days in April. This expression comes from an … Read More

Beech on the Hill of Uisneach

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The gracious Beech is considered to be the Queen of the woodlands as the mighty Oak is considered to be the King. Looking up from under the common Beech Tree (Irish: Fábhile / Latin: Fagus sylvatica), one is drawn to its graceful movement in the wind and upon looking down, its dappling of the ground beneath your feet. The common … Read More

The Hill of Uisneach’s majestic and ancient trees

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Dotted around the Hill we have some of the most beautiful, untouched native and non-natives trees. Left alone to provide shelter and feed the ground, we truly love what they all bring to the landscape. . . The Holm Oak Many of you who have visited us may have noticed the huge Oak at the entrance. . . and perhaps … Read More