The Celtic Druids and The Irish (#820)
We look at how the pre-christian Celtic Druids of Ireland evolved into the monks, priests, brehon judges, bards and poets of christian times - and the Irish family surnames associated with those "druidic" professions and vocations.
In this episode we look at how the Celtic Druids of Ireland in pre-christian times evolved into the monks, priests, brehon judges, bards and poets of christian times – and also chat about some of the Irish family surnames associated with those “druidic” professions and vocations.
We then go on to ask the question: “Do you see yourself as Irish?”. This question, and our answer, was triggered by an enquiry from one of our readers. Have a listen – and see what answer you come up with yourself.
We also have some lovely Irish music and song to help us along the way. I do hope you enjoy!
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Music Featured in This Episode:
- “Boil the Breakfast Early” performed by The Chieftains.
- “Suantraithe – Lullabies” performed by Nóirín Ní Riain.
- “Na Laetha Geal M’Óige” performed by Enya.
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