Horses in Celtic Mythology

Horses were much admired by the Celts and feature throughout many of the ancient stories handed down from one gene...

Melangell and the Hare

The hare was a sacred animal for the Celts, a symbol of abundance, prosperity and good fortune. Our latest hare sculp...

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...

The Flax Harvest at Mallon Farm

Traditionally, flax is harvested 100 days after being sown. So far that has been our experience here at Mallon Farm, ...

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...

The Summer Solstice

Today is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest day and shortest night of the year, usually fa...

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 ...

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. ...

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...
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