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This carving from Kilkea castle, Co. Kildare is among the strangest you’ll find in Ireland.

There are four figures – a rather excited dog to the left, then what appears to be two men, one with a boar’s head getting it on and finally there’s a bird of some description on the right. Strange to say the least…

What does it all symbolise? I haven’t a clue on this one – what do you think?

Suggestions on a postcard to…the comment box below…

Picture taken by Eve Campbell

Pic by Eve Campbell

Have you heard this weeks podcast on “The Top 5 turning points in Medieval Ireland?” Check it out here.

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My book “Witches, Spies and Stockholm Syndrome, Life in Medieval Ireland” is coming out next month. It presents Medieval history in a uniquely engaging fashion. Over 22 chapters the book tells tales of food, war, violence and romance creating a picture of daily life in later Middle Ages. Often unusual and previously unpublished, these accounts make medieval Irish history accessible to a general audience. Follow this blog on facebook and twitter to receive more updates about the release date.

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