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St Michael's church , Eriskay , Scotland ***🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿***

St Michael's church , Eriskay , Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Saint Mary's Cathedral , Kilkenny , Ireland ***🇮🇪***

Saint Mary's Cathedral , Kilkenny , Ireland 🇮🇪

In the first year, a town the size of Ballinasloe was killed (beside the site of the bloodiest battle in Irish history, which killed roughly the same amount). This year its essentially the entire urban population of Leitrim. The future people of Carrick, Manor, Drumshambo, Mohill, Kinlough, Leitrim Village and Ballinamore all just wiped off the map.

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Thereafter there was a contention for the princedom between Refloir [grandson of Noemius and Agnomain s. (Son of, Mc) Tat, …

Thereafter there was a contention for the princedom between Refloir [grandson of Noemius and Agnomain s. (Son of, Mc) Tat, until Refloir fell at the hands of Agnomain.

§19. For that reason was the seed of Gaedil driven forth upon the sea, to wit Agnomain and Lamfhind his son, so that they were seven years on the sea, skirting the world on the north side....

Thereafter they settled in the Macotic Marshes, and there a son was born to Lamfhind, Eber Glunfhind: [white marks which were on his knees]. He it is who was chieftain after his father.
His grandson was Febri [Glunfhind (Sic)]. His grandson was Nuadu.

§22. Brath s. Death s. Ercha s. Allot s. Nuadu s. Nenual s. Febri Glas s. Agni find s. Eber Glunfhind s. Lamfhind s. Agnomain s. Tat s. Agnomain s.

Boamain s. Eber Scot s. Sru s. Esru s. Gaedel Glas s. Nel s.7 Feinius Farsaid:

It is that Brath who came out of the Marshes along the Torrian Sea to Crete and to Sicily. They reached spain thereafter. They took Spain by force.

"Noble son of Ugaine,

"Noble son of Ugaine,
How does one attain full knowledge of Ireland?
From Scythia, Feinius Farsaid himself arose..."

As time goes on it just proves that the Irish were better record keepers than the ancient Egyptians and the red sea pedestrians combined.

This was the only video I could find about this subject that wasn’t filled to the brim with clichés like “The Scottish Highlands are a place of beauty and mystery” (yes, we know, and also swarms of nasty, biting midges), and historical inaccuracies like “The Highland Games were first instituted by king Malcolm III of Scotland in the 11th century” (not true).

Highland Games are usually held in early August, which hints at their very ancient origins. In pagan times, early August was the time to celebrate the religious festival of Lughnasadh, (called Lúnasa in Ireland today and Lùnastal in Scotland), which was a first-fruits of the harvest festival. Later, the festival was Christianized and continued being celebrated, being referred to as “Lammas”. Irish sources describe numerous fairs that were the main event of the festival, the largest and most prestigious of which was the Fair of Tailtiu, held near modern Teltown, in county Meath, Ireland. 🇮🇪 These fairs featured games and athletic contests of various kinds, not just for people, but for animals as well (i.e. horse and dog races). The Highland Games would therefore seem to just be a Scottish manifestation of the same tradition. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

The original Highland Games were likely somewhat different than the events we see today. This is because Gaelic culture was outlawed and suppressed by the British government after crushing the last Jacobite rebellion in 1746. It wasn’t until 1848 that an event was reconstructed at Braemar and the concept made legal again for the British queen Victoria, who’d developed a fascination with Gaelic culture and the Highlands. Thus, it wouldn’t be surprising if some aspects of the tradition were lost, forgotten and/or changed during the century that had gone by, especially considering the poverty, oppression, and mass emigration that affected Scotland during that time (a series of tragic events known as the “Highland Clearances”)

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The Rules of Scottish Highland Games - EXPLAINED!

Ninh explains - The Rules of the Scottish Highland Games. These are a popular set of strength events originating from Scotland, but contested around the world. Watch this short beginner’s tutorial video guide on Highland Games rules, and how to contest each…

Torc Waterfall (Irish: *Easach Toirc*; “Cascade of the Wild Boar”), in Killarney National Park; county Kerry, Ireland. ***🇨🇮*** Photo by …

Torc Waterfall (Irish: Easach Toirc; “Cascade of the Wild Boar”), in Killarney National Park; county Kerry, Ireland. 🇨🇮 Photo by Steve Cooke.

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