County Antrim, Tuesday, 14th June, 2022…
The history of Ireland can be perplexing.
On the one hand, there are ample materials
stretching far back in time…
And on the other,
it is clear that the materials, which
have been translated, have also been fiddled with.
Nowhere is this more evident
than in the Lebor Gabala Erenn,
or ‘Book of the Takings of Ireland’,
where the early history of Ireland
is unceremoniously crow-barred
into a biblical narrative
by monkish clerics tasked with retelling the story…
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