Milesians – “Soldier of Hispania”

In the Lebor Gabála Érenn, a medieval Irish Christian pseudo-history, the Milesians (Irish: gairthear Mílidh Easpáinne) are the final race to settle in Ireland. They … More

Tighearnán Mór Ua Ruairc

Tighearnán Mór Ua Ruairc (older spelling: Tigernán Mór Ua Ruairc), anglicised as Tiernan O’Rourke (fl. 1124–1172) ruled the kingdom of Breifne as the 19th king in its … More

The Real Irish American Story

“Wear green on St. Patrick’s Day or get pinched.” That pretty much sums up the Irish-American “curriculum” that I learned … More

The Voyages of Brendan

Saint Brendan of Clonfert, also referred to as “Brendan moccu Altae“, called “the Navigator”, “the Voyager”, “the Anchorite”, and “the … More

Ruh al-qudus: “the holy spirit”

In Islam, especially Sufism, rūḥ is a person’s immortal, essential self — the “spirit” or “soul”. The Quran itself does not describe rūḥ as the … More