The Celtic Festival of Beltane

Beltane is the Celtic May Day festival celebrated on the first of May. It was considered an important festival in the...

Tradition Restarted: Scutching Flax at Mallon Farm

Scutching is the process of taking off all the other outer parts of the flax plant to leave the long fibres. Back in ...

River Friendly Retting at Mallon Farm

Retting was the one part of the process that we knew we needed to change if we wanted to restart linen growing here. ...

The Wee Blue Blossom

The beautiful flowers that appear for 12 hours on the flax plants are affectionately known here as the "wee blue blos...

World Poetry Day

March 21st was adopted as World Poetry Day by Unesco in 1999 to celebrate the enduring power of poetry to inspire a...

Saint Patrick's Day and the Spring Equinox

  The famous patron saint of Ireland, Patrick was a missionary in the fifth century. Saint Patrick's Day falls on th...

Women in Celtic Myths and Legends

We are marking International Women's Day by taking a look at some of the famous female characters that feature in Cel...

Northern Ireland Science Festival 2021

We were delighted to be part of the brilliant Northern Ireland Science Festival this year. In a three part documentar...

Tradition Restarted: The Process of Growing Flax at Mallon Farm

Charlie Mallon has reintroduced flax to his farm in County Tyrone. He is committed to growing and processing flax usi...

Bronze Patination

A material of war and art, bronze has been used for thousands of years to depict life, spirit and worship. Patination...

The Celtic Festival of Imbolc

The Celtic festival of Imbolc is celebrated on the first of February through to sunset on the second. Falling between...

Bronze Legends: The Creation and Casting of a Sculpture

The Bronze Legend Collection of sculptures by Charlie Mallon is inspired by the symbols and stories of the Ancient Ce...
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