A reviewed and annotated list of books for Irish reenactors and others with an interest in pre-modern Irish history
A suit of clothes dating to the late 16th or early 17th century was found in Kilcommon Bog, Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. It consisted of a jacket and trews (pants) and accessories of native manufacture.
Were the 16th century “saffron shirts” really dyed with expensive saffron? Or was it something else?
Did they use saffron in 16th century Ireland or did they use a native dyestuff. Some arguments on both sides.
The Moy gown was found in a peat bog in County Clare, Ireland and is the most complete gown of the medieval type in Western Europe
A farmer near Dungiven, County Derry brought into the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery a suit of clothes that he found while digging peat on his farm. The clothing found consisted of a woolen semi-circular cloak, a jacket, tartan trews, and a leather belt
Looking for information on Renaissance Celts? Read this and find out why there were none and why the terms don’t make sense.