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 ...

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...

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.

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...

Double Retted Flax on Mallon Farm

A spinner has been testing some of last year’s fibre for us. The tests showed that there were still some pieces of th...

Biodiversity on Mallon Farm

We’re applying to join the “Fair to Nature Scheme” backed by the RSPB and are currently doing an audit of biodiversit...

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. ...

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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