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The Macmillans are Celts descended from an ancient royal house and from the orders of the Celtic church. In the sixth century, the Irish prince, St Columba, established his church on Iona, thereafter the cradle of Christianity in Gaelic Scotland. The .....
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contains an ever growing resource of articles pertaining to medieval times and topics. All articles are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Here is a preview of our most recent article:
Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters
relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. To most,
though, heraldry is the practice of designing, displaying, describing, and
recording coats of arms and badges. Historically, it has been variously
described as “the shorthand of history” (Fox-Davies) and “the floral border in
the garden of history” (Moncreiffe & Pottinger). The origins of heraldry lie in
the need to distinguish participants in combat when their faces were hidden by
iron and steel helmets. Eventually a system of rules developed into the modern
form of heraldry.
The system of bla ...
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Proverbs of the Moment
Gaelic Proverbs come primarily from the western Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and they have a distinctly rural or agricultural flavor which reflects
the society from which they were gathered. It is to be expected that many of them pertain to the weather, to the planting of crops, and to country life
in general. Others reflect the Gaelic love of company and hospitality, fear of poverty and laziness.
Far is sàimhche an uisge, ‘s ann is doimhne e.
Where the water is stillest, it is deepest. Or Still waters run deep.
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Ireland (Irish: Éire) is the third-largest island in Europe.
It lies in the Atlantic Ocean and it is composed of the Republic of Ireland
(officially, Ireland), which covers five sixths of the islan.....
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