Irish brain surgeons operating in the eighth century in a remote area of Ireland, saw 1,000-year-old TB and cancer. Archaeologists unearthed the remains of up to 1,300 people after discovering the graves alongside an unknown medieval church on the banks of the river Erne at Ballyhanna. Photo by Getty
Irlanda, Nação Celta... A escultura "O Fim do Barqueiro" fica no leste da Irlanda, em Roundwood,Co Wicklow. Ela é uma metáfora do indivíduo que está perdendo o contato com o mundo real, pessoal ou geral... Incapaz de se mover, ele não pode mais alcançar a costa (o outro) e tocá-lo. Incapaz de tocar, ele não pode se tornar real, identificado e totalmente energizado (daí alegre). Imóvel, ele afunda e morre.
The Giant's Causeway, Ireland: Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, it is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns up to 12m tall, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea.
Open-Ring Brooch, Made in Galway, Ireland: ca. early 9th century, Pictish or Irish, cast and partially gilded silver with amber cabochons. "...the brooch is related to a number of Pictish examples found on St. Ninian's Isle in Scotland ...Such brooches appear to have been in fashion toward the end of the eighth century. The Galway brooch is one of three atrributed [sic] to the Picts... that were found in Ireland, ...close stylisitc [sic] affinities between Irish and Pictish forms..."