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Re: Were the roman army ever in Ireland(1st Cen AD)

The problem with this period is that the only documentary evidence we have is either Roman or Greek, and they say little about Hibernia. I dearly hope that some day we'll find an ancient Irish manuscript from the period. I have little doubt however, that the local ...
by Nerva
Wed May 14, 2008 2:16 pm
 
Forum: Classical
Topic: Were the roman army ever in Ireland(1st Cen AD)
Replies: 48
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Re: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons

... weapon and is told they can't use it in an attempt to make the event safer that doesn't mean they're going to be safe with a sword or spear either. Any weapon in the wrong hands is dangerous, not just the big scary ones.
by Neil
Tue May 13, 2008 6:23 pm
 
Forum: Historic Martial Arts, Arms and Armour
Topic: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons
Replies: 50
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The Battle of the Yellow Ford

... and Spanish military advisors in his pay, who trained his troops in the use of modern weaponry. Many Irish horsemen carried their spears over-arm, either thrusting or throwing them at close quarters in the traditional manner. The battle The country the English troops had to march over was hilly ...
by Na Fianna Éireann
Tue May 06, 2008 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: CÁTH BENBURB 1646 EOGHAN RUADH UÍ NEILL
Replies: 8
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Re: Were the roman army ever in Ireland(1st Cen AD)

... nationalist sentiment. I sort of want that to be the answer. I am more inclined to accept the likelihood of a trade settlement. I have no evidence either way to support either point of view. Brendan
by brendan
Fri May 02, 2008 11:40 am
 
Forum: Classical
Topic: Were the roman army ever in Ireland(1st Cen AD)
Replies: 48
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Re: I got... a rock.

... Celts than other peoples, so if you were going for 500BC or something, you could try that. I don't think I'd rely on the sagas for pre-500AD stuff either, as it's very coloured by early medieval ideas and clothing. I'm currently working through "The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland: ...
by admin
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:01 am
 
Forum: Pre-History
Topic: I got... a rock.
Replies: 7
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