This part of the library presents out of copyright texts that we've been
fortunate enough to acquire. We're passing our good luck along to you in hopes
that more of this time-honored information can be shared by all.
Bardic Schools is an excerpt from Douglas Hyde'sA Literary History of Ireland. It provides us with a glimpse into the training and ways of the Druids, Filidh and Scholars of Early Ireland from a nativist, traditionalist viewpoint.
Learning in Ancient Ireland is an excerpt from P. W. Joyce's A Social History of Ancient Ireland. It provides us with another glimpse into the training and ways of the Druids, Filidh and Scholars of Early Ireland from a nativist, traditionalist viewpoint.
Ogham Book of Woods is an excerpt from Auraicept na n-Éces. This is where the idea that Ogham are named after trees. The Fiilidh who were the inventors and users of Ogham wrote a treatise on it!
Barddas is a work that contains much that is true, much that is untrue and much that could be true. It has been discussed among Druids and Bards for two centuries. We are including it here in the Summerlands for your consideration so that you may be knowledgeable about it . Read and judge for yourself whether there is wisdom to be found within its pages.
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page last updated on 19 November 2004