Belfast 2018 – the eye of the storm or permanently becalmed

Some might say Belfast is a city in waiting, looking to find its identity in a new and more confusing era. Others would say it is a lost city being discovered by cruise ships, legal firms and location scouts for dystopian films. Henry Joy must be mightily vexed, publicly executed where today shoppers scurry about . Maybe we need to listen to him and his ilk..

Atlantean Irish

North Atlantic seaboard

A glance at this map should persuade most people of Ireland’s pivotal maritime position from ancient times. There were close contacts between the Irish and the entire Atlantic and Mediterranean seaboard from ancient times that are little reported in modern history text books. This is just one of hidden aspects of Irish history that in the … Continue reading Atlantean Irish

Historical Note

The Word The book is based in the sixth century, a pivotal time in Christianity. The Roman Empire had collapsed and the Christian Church had split into the four patriarchies of Alexandria, Antioch, Constantinople and Rome. The church in the east was threatened by the Sassanid Empire which overran Alexandria, Antioch and Constantinople in the … Continue reading Historical Note