Kilnasaggart Stone, County Armagh, Northern Ireland Old Irish inscription is translated as 'this place, bequeathed by Ternoc, son of Cernan the Little under the patronage of Peter the Apostle', erected in the early 700's AD, making it the earliest datable stone monument in Ireland. It is decorated with ten crosses and excavations in 1966 and 1968 uncovered a number of stone built and dug graves nearby. Close to the pillar are several small stones, some with crosses.
The Tuath(a) Dé Danann (people(s)/tribe(s) of the goddess Danu), also known by the earlier name Tuath Dé (tribe of the gods), are a race of supernaturally-gifted people in Irish mythology. They are thought to represent the main deities of pre-Christian Gaelic Ireland.
The BODACH is a form of the bugbear or bug-a-boo in Scottish Gaelic and Irish folklore which in recent years has served only to torment naughty children. The name usually refers to a churl, clown or old peasant. Some children's stories use the terms ‘curmudgeon’ or the name ‘Nod’ as a translation. In earlier times the bodach was more formidable; the bodach glas (grey-green churl) foretells death in Walter Scott's Waverley (1814). Compare the bwci of Wales and the buggane of the Isle of Man.
Irish bagpipe. The uilleann pipes are the characteristic national bagpipe of Ireland. Their current name, earlier known in English as "union pipes", is a part translation of the Irish-language term píobaí uilleann (literally, "pipes of the elbow"), from their method of inflation. The uilleann pipes have a different harmonic structure, sounding sweeter and quieter than many other bagpipes.