Ирландская история

Believe it or not – St Patrick wasn’t even Irish

24.03.2015 Слава Ирландская история

It’s that time of year where everything turns a shade of green. No, not quite the start of spring – it’s St. Patrick’s Day. Ever think about the guy inspiring this day of revelry? The first thing to know is that he wasn’t Irish. His name wasn’t even Patrick. So, who is this guy? It’s […]

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Whiskey

08.11.2014 Слава Ирландская история

(noun): a spirit distilled from malted grain, especially barley or rye Whiskey is the shortened form of whiskeybae, which comes from the Old English «usquebae,» derived from two Gaelic words: uisce (water) and bethu (life). Thus, whiskey literally means «water of life.» Accurate.

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Традиция Хэллоуин

05.11.2014 Слава Ирландская история

Традиция вырезать на Хэллоуин из тыквы страшную морду и вставлять внутрь фонарь родилась в 18 веке и связана с легендой о ирландском кузнеце Джеке. Это был настолько отвратительный и гадкий человек, что когда он умер, даже дьявол не захотел видеть его у себя в аду: он дал ему фонарь – тлеющий уголь внутри выпотрошенной репы, […]

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When the Moors invaded West Cork and carried off Irish slaves

05.11.2014 Слава Ирландская история

An illustration of the Sack of Baltimore.Photo by: Wikimedia Commons In the summer of 1631 the town of Baltimore in West Cork fell victim to a sensational attack by pirates. At that time the population consisted chiefly of Irish and settlers from England who had arrived some years earlier to work in the lucrative pilchard […]

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Spanish documents suggest Irish arrived in America before Columbus

15.10.2014 Слава Ирландская история

Did Irish settle in America before Christopher Columbis arrived?Photo by: Wikimedia Commons While Christopher Columbus is generally credited with having discovered America in 1492, a 1521 Spanish report provides inklings of evidence that there were, in fact, Irish people settled in America prior to Columbus’ journey. “Researchers feel certain that there was a colony of […]

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0 Wikimedia CommonsАмерикаПетр мученик de AnghieraРичард ТорнтонХристофор ColumbisХристофор Колумб

Who were the Black Irish, and what is their story?

29.09.2014 Слава Ирландская история

Who were the black Irish? Some say they came from the Spanish Armada.Photo by: Wikimedia Commons The term «Black Irish» has been in circulation among Irish emigrants and their descendants for centuries. Yet, as a subject of historical discussion, it is almost never referred to in Ireland. There are a number of different claims as […]

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Culchie

19.09.2014 Слава Ирландская история

Derogitory term for a country person derived from the word ‘culture’. Traditionally anyone from outside ‘the pale’ (a fortification built by the Vikings in ancient times to protect the civilised city-folk from the native Gaels) -therefore versed in the Gaelic culture. In modern parlance, anyone from a rural, esp. agricultural background. Also: Mulchie, Mullah, Muldoon, […]

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Irish fair skin can be traced to India and the Middle East

19.09.2014 Слава Ирландская история

Have you ever wondered where the Irish get their light skin color from? It appears we may now have the answer. Photo by: Photocall Ireland Have you ever wondered where the Irish get their light skin color from? Well, it appears we may now have the answer. A major new US study at Penn State […]

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Как изменился английский за последнии 1000 лет

06.08.2014 Слава Ирландская история

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Celtic family language tree

24.05.2014 Слава Ирландская история

One view of the origin of the Celtic group of languages. See below for a discussion of other possibilities:http://exadmin.matita.net/uploads/pagine/644703631_handouts_pavia_matasovic.pdf

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0 Кельтский язык генеалогическое деревокельтской группы

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