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Column: What was Christmas food like in medieval Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What was Christmas food like in medieval Ireland?

Dec 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 1,119 Views 15 Comments

Pottage, cheap pies and lethal take-aways; medieval spreads weren’t too appetising for commoners, writes Fin Dwyer.

Column: Yola and Fingalian – the forgotten ancient English dialects of Ireland
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# Opinion

Column: Yola and Fingalian – the forgotten ancient English dialects of Ireland

Jul 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 8,969 Views 39 Comments

Yola was a fascinating mediaeval English dialect only spoken in Wexford which, along with Fingallian in Co Dublin, demonstrates the rich, multicultural society that was ancient Ireland, writes Damian Shiels.

Here’s what posh Irish toilets looked like 700 years ago
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Here’s what posh Irish toilets looked like 700 years ago

Mar 18th 2013, 9:15 AM 30,139 Views 44 Comments

These were the state-of-the-art toilets of the 1300s, although privacy, disposal and the danger of being caught by the wind were still a danger…