A Few Words from W. B. Yeats

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To Ireland in the Coming Times – W B Yeats Know, that I would accounted be True brother of a company That sang, to sweeten Ireland’s wrong, Ballad and story, rann and song; Nor be I any less of them, Because the red-rose-bordered hem Of her, whose history began Before God made the angelic clan, Trails all about the written … Read More

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Art on the Hill – ‘Reconnecting with Nature’ We are thrilled to announce we will have three wonderful local Westmeath artists exhibiting their work, at the Audio Visual Room this Friday 17th September @ 19:30 – 21:00 as part of Culture Night. We welcome you to join us and discover the artistic talents that our county has to offer. The … Read More

Mythology from the Hill – An Dagda

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Mythology from the Hill – An Dagda (The Dagda) The Dagda – ‘the good god’ or ‘the great god’ (‘good god’ or ‘great god’ being meant not in the moral sense of the word, but in the fact that he was good / great at everything !) is one of the important characters in Irish mythology. He is one of the … Read More

Mythology from the Hill

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The Tuath Dé (“tribe of the gods”) or as we have later come to know them; the Tuatha dé Danann (the people of Danú – there are no myths nor legends associated with Danú in any of our Irish texts. The name is thought to be derived from a Proto-Indo-European word ‘dʰenh’, meaning ‘to run’ or to flow’.). It is … Read More

Lughnasadh on the Hill of Uisneach

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🌾 May your harvests be plentiful and your stores full for the coming months for Lughnasadh is here ! Celtic Calendar Celebrations: let’s look at some of our traditions associated with this time of the year… At harvest time; Lughnasadh, is was thought to be a bad omen if hunger was bestowed upon one. It was thought that if one … Read More

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