Tag: Celts

Top 10 Interesting Facts About The Celts

10. The Celts didn’t fight naked As opposed to a widely spread misconception (stemming mostly from Roman texts), the Celts worn sophisticated armours and were quite skillful smiths as well. They were using leather padding and worn both metal plates and mailles. They also used a wide variety of weapons including swords (coming in all varieties,…


The Celtic Origins Of Halloween

What some people might not know about Halloween is the fact that it traces its roots from Celtic history. So it is that, initially, the holiday was largely related to the feasts influenced by Celtic harvest festivals in ancient Ireland, especially to the Gaelic Samhain, having thus pagan origins. Subsequently, Samhain was Christianised and became…


The History Of Ireland During The Middle Ages

Early Middle Ages in Ireland and the Vikings (5th century-early 11th century) Ireland was a significant centre of Christianity in northern and western Europe during the Dark Ages. Long before that, Ireland was populated by the Gaelic Celts who had a polytheistic religion. Nevertheless, one man changed this in the 5th century. It was Saint Patrick…