Here at TalesandSceals we’ve collated and mapped the stories, poetry and songs of Ireland. Our aim is to foster an appreciation of our history and folklore for the locals, tourists, ramblers, and scholars.

So sit and rest awhile, and gather round the hearth, and read the stories of the day, the locality, the folklore, the history and of the fairy folk.

A drop of whisky or a poitin in the hand, the weather pouring down in a deluge outside, soddening the thatch.

Gathered round the hearth, 

See our map, if your a tourist, rambler, student or scholar looking to visit the places where these events occurred.


Tales and Scéals

Battle of Gabhra 284AD -The end of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the Fianna

In 284 AD, the mighty band of warriors known as the Fianna and led by Fionn Mac Cumhaill, were decimated and destroyed in the Battle of Gabhra. So brought to an end an epic period in Irish Mythology, as this once mighty army band had reigned supreme over Ireland. There were leaders before Fionn, including…

The Croppies acre, Wolfe Tone Quay, Dublin 1798

Opposite Heuston station, on the far bank of the River Liffey, lies an acre of land that is of major historical and cultural significance. The grassed plot of land adjacent Wolfe Tone Quay has never been developed due to its significance, and up unto the late 1990’s, was used as a soccer pitch. In 1986…

Kiltyclogher, Co.Leitrim – Sean Mac Diarmada’s birthplace- 1883

Sean Mac Diarmada was one of seven signatories of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, which was published on the fateful Easter Monday in 1916. Padraig Pearse read the Proclamation at the front of the GPO and the Rising ensued. Mac Diarmada was a Leitrim man, born in 1883 and reared at Kiltyclogher. The quaint…


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