March 11, 2017

Black Knight Society is having a Potluck where they are encouraging attendees to bring Irish foods from the 1300's. As I will not have access to a Kitchen that day I searched for a dish I could make ahead of time and bring with me with no additional prep. I found a dis...

March 9, 2017

Hey all! I'm in the process of gathering materials to hand over to a volunteer who has accepted the job of making loner garb for volunteers at Two Rivers Medieval Faire and other volunteer activities. Thanks to the generous donations of some of our local hotels we have...

March 7, 2017

A game that Americans have been playing for less than 100 years is almost 1,000 years old!  Chutes and Ladders started out as a game to help children learn about the dangers of sin. The game was originally called Snakes and Ladders with the ladders representing negativ...

March 6, 2017

Ireland Food Notes:

Milk - Whitemeat or Cottled Milk (like cottage cheese) - Slaves and workers were given the green milk to drink this was the milk left over (whey) after the production of the whitemeats. (Anon. 1673)

Eggs - Eggs were cooked by frying them on hot ston...

March 4, 2017

A game for the ages. Who knows when it came about, how long it's been around, or who invented it. This is a great game with many different options for play. We have all learned different ways.

If you want to play this game at home, save a one dozen egg carton to make yo...

March 4, 2017

At Two Rivers Medieval Faire there are games to play when you need a break from the sun and wandering around. From Mancala to Nine Man Morris and art history in the form of Go Fish or Memory. Here is some basic info about all three!

March 3, 2017

This is a great family game for all ages. The skills required can be learned early on and the strategy aspect will grow with practice and age. This game is really simple to set up and make at home. A piece of paper with three squares connected with lines along the stra...

March 1, 2017

Wexford lies on the south side of Wexford Harbour, the estuary of the River Slaney. According to a local legend, the town got its Irish name, Loch Garman, from a young man named Garman Garbh who was drowned on the mudflats at the mouth of the River Slaney by flood wate...

February 26, 2017

Viking Shields

Large Round Wooden Shield’s were used in Battle by the Vikings; they were also used as stretchers to carry the wounded off the battlefield. A shield was generally 32-36 inches across and was held in the center on the back and the hand was protected by an...

February 25, 2017

 Apparently a sidhe (shee) is the portal to the Otherworld.

Gnoc is the word for "a hill" and can be a sidhe hill or a regular dirt hill.

If you would like to know more about Gnocs and the Sidhe take a look at these sites:

http://celticsociety.freeservers.com/sidhe.html

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