St. Kevin's Kitchen ~ Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland ~ is a nave-and-chancel church of the 12th century. It is named after St. Kevin, or Coemhghein in Irish, meaning "fair begotten" a descendant of one of the ruling families in Leinster.
The Badb (Old Irish) —meaning "crow"—is a war goddess who takes the form of a crow, and is thus sometimes known as Badb Catha ("battle crow"). She is known to cause fear and confusion among soldiers to move the tide of battle to her favoured side. Badb may also appear prior to a battle to foreshadow the extent of the carnage to come, or to predict the death of a notable person. She would sometimes do this through wailing cries, leading to comparisons with the bean-sídhe (banshee).
Near the border of Cavan and just north of Kells, the home of the Book of Kells, is the village of Moynalty. Translated from the Irish meaning “The Plain of the Flocks,” Moynalty sits on the Owenroe River. The village was built during the 19th century by the grandson of James Farrell, and it is believed to have been based on a Swiss design. However, the village was only constructed on one side of the river, and it wasn’t until the following century when the village spread across to the other…
Sceilig Mhichíl (in Irish meaning Michael’s rock) is a steep rocky island in the Atlantic Ocean about 9 miles (14.5 kilometres) from the coast of Co. Kerry. It is the larger of the two Skellig Islands. After being founded in the 7th century, for 600 years the island was a centre of monastic life for Irish monks. The Gaelic monastery, which is situated almost at the summit of the 230-metre-high rock became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.