Trees in Celtic Mythology

In this article we take a look at some of the sacred trees that feature in the many Celtic myths and legends handed ...

Sowing Flax at Mallon Farm

We’re keeping a close eye on the weather these days as we hope to sow our flax soon. We use a traditional tool called...

Linen Wedding Anniversary

Linen is associated with the fourth wedding anniversary. The aristocrat of textiles and mankind’s oldest fibre, linen...

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...

2021 on Mallon Farm

As we start a new year, we've been reflecting on some of the events of 2021 here on Mallon Farm.

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 ...

The Celtic Festival of Samhain

The Celtic festival of Samhain marked the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter, the darker half of the year...

After the Flax Harvest at Mallon Farm

The flax has changed colour as it dries to a beautiful gold. At this stage we remove the seed heads in a process call...

Tradition Restarted: Sowing Flax 2021

Three acres have now been sown by hand. Once again this year we used a traditional tool for broadcasting seeds ...

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...

Tradition Restarted: The Reintroduction of Flax to Mallon Farm

All the flax grown at the Mallon farm in Northern Ireland has been harvested by hand, picked and processed using trad...
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