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Irelands ancient history in a snip

Ireland’s history can be broken up into various periods, or ages. First -Mesolithic period,8000 – 4000 BC, when the first habitation appears on the island. Second – 4000 and 2500 BC was the Neolithic period when the hunter-gatherers of the Mesolithic eras learned to use stone tools and first discovered agriculture. Next came the Bronze Age, from 2500 BC. When the Celts came along 2000 years later, they instigated the Iron Age. Up until then they had been working with stone. As metal tools were much stronger and longer lasting than stone, it meant that people’s lives became much more efficient and their activities much more effective. This allowed more time for them to take up other, more creative pursuits, and saw the beginnings of artistic development in this civilization.

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The Irish Wake

The Irish WakeCustoms and traditions Certain customs and traditions surround death in Ireland. Here you can read about Irish Wakes.The Irish Wake is perhaps one of the best known funeral ...

Practical Tips for Scattering Ashes

Scattering the ashes of a loved one is a very personal, emotional and private event. It can help to understand the rules and regulations around doing this in both private and public spaces.Human ashes ...

Hear about the origins of the Irish Wake, the ancient practice of keening and rural funeral ‘games’.

PODCAST: Hear about the origins of the Irish Wake, the ancient practice of keening and rural funeral ‘games’. With kind permission from https://www.aftering.comThe modern Irish funeral traces ...

Meeting the founder behind a unique artisan range of Irish Cremation Urns

Podcast: Bob Hamilton shares the story of how he came to set up this special business.It’s hard enough to set up an ordinary company but what’s it like to have the extra responsibility of dealing ...

Cremation in Ancient Ireland

Newgrange Cremation burial Chamber c.3,000 B.C. – Painting courtesy of Tina Negus The Library of Ireland offers drawing and more information –just click. Urns with ashes and burnt bones have been ...

Why are people choosing Cremation?- Why is cremation on the rise?

Newgrange burial Chamber Meath Ireland Built c.3,000B.C. for cremated remains. Why are people choosing Cremation. Why is Cremation is on the rise.As recently as 2016 the scales tilted toward cremation ...

Ancient Cultures and Cremation? – From Ireland to Australia

Cremation appears as a popularly practiced funeral rite in many ancient cultures going back thousands of years. From the Ancient Greeks to the Ancient Irish. There is speculation that the practice of ...

What is the Cremation process? – What to expect when cremating a loved one

Cremation is an ancient practice present in many cultures across the world including Ireland. It is fundamentally a process of transforming the body of the deceased into cremains that can be interred ...

Newgrange Cremation Burial Chamber

Tina Negus shares her interpretation of the inside of the world heritage site at Newgrange County Meath. A 5,000-year-old monument to the Irish. Thank You, Tina.

The Tri Spiral of Celtic and pre Celtic Culture – an interesting experiment

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