He is commonly known as Strongbow and were this name comes from is up for debate but is assumed that somewhere in translation from French to Latin it was a mistake in the pronouncing of Striguil over which he was also a lord, and is now modern-day Chepstow. It is very unlikely that he was called Strongbow at the point of the invasion of Ireland
When you think of Ireland, many images come to mind, our green fields, rolling cliffs, beautiful oceans, rivers and lakes but possible the first thought in most peoples head is our most famous export, Guinness.
Never pick flowers or mushrooms from sites associated with the fairy folk as they may follow you home. Our ancient traditions such as Beltaine and Samhain are all associated with ancestor worship and the appeasing of otherworldly peoples including the fairy folk.
It is thought that the Dullahan might be the manifestation of the Celtic God Crom Dubh or those who suffered the fate of human sacrifice, done in his name, he was the Celtic god of fertility. He was the chosen God of the Irish Ancient King Tighermas.
The White Lady of Kinsale, The Haunting Tale of True Love that ended in Sorrow, Charlesfort where a Bride still haunts the ancient walls where her tragic suicide took place high above jagged cliffs and roaring seas.
Samhain was the festival of the dead. Ancestors were honored in Celtic Society, but demons and evil spirits were feared. During Samhain, it was also common to mark the door of your home with the blood of a slaughtered animal.
The wonderful award-winning restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the Visual Arts Centre for contemporary art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, which is located in the beautiful grounds of Saint Patrick’s College in Carlow Town, County Carlow and the George Bernard Shaw theatre.