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Dinner Table

Our long banquet table where we sat with many other noble guests and enjoyed our feast, all without utensils.
Bunratty Castle and Medieval Dinner

November 9th 2006
Spending yesterday at home and relaxing was just the cure that I needed for my road weary bones. Even though we stayed up late last night watching this movie called “Buying the Cow”, we were still up at a decent hour and out of the house. We drove to Killarney first so I could catch up on posting my blogs and reading emails, etc. The auto parts store was the first stop so I could order the res ... read more
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Irish Flag Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
19th June 2010

Bunratty banquet coffee mugs..
You mentioned that you were able to purchase coffee mugs like they served coffee in at the Bunratty Banquet. We bought two and they broke this year. Do you rememner details of how to buy them ?? we loved our mugs and were devasted when they broke. Hope we can replace them someday..They were the color of the dishes used at the Dinner Table... Thanks for your help.. Tom Geirin
25th June 2012

A Roman Javelin Point
The photo is somewhat dark, but I believe it to be one piece iron, 4 sided point with a tapered metal ferral, which attached the pictured point a wooden spear (Javelin). I have read that many Roman military weapons and other artifacts have surfaced in a large swampy area in Ireland and I have forgotten the name of the swamp or marsh area where a Roman Legion(s) happened to be crossing, who were ambushed by Celtic warriors, killing every Roman Soldier mired in the peat or mud and unable to defend themselves. This battle gound has kept it's dead and secrets until recent modern times. I believe that this swamp has been host to many archaeologists who hope to fill in this era of the Irish archaeological record.

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