Trading in butter?

You just never really know when you are going to find something unexpected. I've known for a long time that early medieval Ireland had a heavily cattle based economy, really a dairy based economy. Most of this product would be used for local consumption,  as a primary source of both calories and protein. During my... Continue Reading →

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Ireland’s First Easter Vigil

This is one of my favorite posts from the Heavenfield archive: From Muirchu's Life of Patrick: "And on the very night that St Patrick was celebrating the Passover, they were partaking of the worship of their great pagan festival. Now there was a custom among the pagans -- made clear to all by edict --... Continue Reading →

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