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Crypto Fairy Hippo Cow in Scotland and Ireland?! November 6, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Contemporary, Modern, Prehistoric
Crypto Fairy Hippo Cow in Scotland and Ireland?!

Fairy cows are occasional adjuncts to fairy legends and in the Gaelic world, particularly in the Irish west and the Scottish highlands there is the fairy water cow, a creature that comes from out of the water to land to graze. A little legend illustrating this from Limerick in Ireland, more specifically Lough Guir (aka […]

Irish Giants: Prehistoric and Otherwise February 7, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern, Prehistoric
Irish Giants: Prehistoric and Otherwise

Beach stumbled the other day on this passage from the Dublin Freeman’s Journal, August 1812. ‘It is not a little surprising, considering our veneration for Irish antiquities, that no notice should be taken of the skeleton recently disinterred at Leixlip. This extraordinary monument of gigantic human stature was found by two laborers in Leixlip churchyard […]

Immortal Meals 2#: Eating in a Victorian Dinosaur April 10, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Immortal Meals 2#: Eating in a Victorian Dinosaur

  Sadly Beachcombing will just write as a short post today as the sfiga hex has settled over him. Paul Johnson’s book has extended its evil to Beach’s comic shelves that collapsed in the night and the attack on his body is now burning fierily, so much so that Beachcombing is enforcing what the medieval used to […]