Neal Colleran
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Ancient Celts - Celtic warriors often painted their bodies with a blue die from a plant called "Woad". The woad would be painted in different shapes, such as animal. They were very fierce fighters, and the Romans feared them. Sometimes Celtic warriors would enter battle wearing nothing but woad and a necklace. This necklace would supposedly hold healing powers.

Ancient Celts - Celtic warriors often painted their bodies with a blue die from a plant called "Woad". The woad would be painted in different shapes, such as animal. They were very fierce fighters, and the Romans feared them.

Celtic skirmishers from Britain - 1st century B.C to 1st century AD. Due to the highly stratified nature of Celtic society not all warriors could afford the broad sword and large shield. The lower classes mostly acted as skirmishers and light troops.

The Gauls were Celtic peoples inhabiting Gaul in the Iron Age and the Roman period (roughly from the century BC to the century AD).

Irish Sword and Knotwork

‘Irish Sword and Knotwork’ by Richard Fay

I went to a guys house to buy a sword once (He was a retired Air Force officer) he had the largest collection of swords and armor and crossbows, ancient muskets, etc. Larger than most museums! I bought two swords from him and would have loved to buy many, many more. He probably had close to 200-300 swords in his basement.

I decided to check out the armory, maybe choose a weapon. The building seemed completely empty, that is until I heard a noise behind me. I quickly turned around and reached for a sword, "Hello?" I ask holding the sword for defense

Ireland, Battle of Clontarf between the Vikings and the Irish of Brian Boru, 1014. Raffaele Caruso

Ireland, Battle of Clontarf between the Vikings and the Irish of Brian Boru, Raffaele Caruso

ArtStation - Irish Gallowglass warrior and Irish Kern, Marc Grunert

m m Eastern Border Guards ArtStation - Irish Gallowglass warrior and Irish Kern, Marc Grunert

Gallowglass (2 left), Irish heavy infantry, commonly made up of Scottish mercenaries. Kerns (3 right), native Irish light infantry. Drawing by Albrecht Durer.

Gallowglass left), Irish heavy infantry, commonly made up of Scottish mercenaries. Kerns right), native Irish light infantry. Drawing by Albrecht Durer.

Irish warriors

Irish Lord (standing) Multi-colored brat with design Irish Warrior (on horse) woad leine fir