Description Fairy tree in the village of Carbury, County Kildare, Ireland. In Irish folkore, a lone hawthorn tree is generally believed to be a portal to the Tir na Nog (land of eternal youth) and home to the fairy folk. When the Celts (Gaels, or Milesians) conquered Ireland, the defeated the ruling tribe, the Tuatha de Danann, who then retreated into the otherworld, a spritual realm and became the rulers of the spirtual world, while the Celts became rulers of the physical world.
Ian Middleton, Hampshire Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement
Ian Middleton is a freelance travel writer and photographer from the UK. He is the author of three travel narrative books and one travel guide to ancient Ireland, Mysterious World: Ireland. Ian has also written for several magazines, including Mysterious World, backpacker Ireland, Walking World Ireland, Take your car UK and the Slovenia Times newspaper. Ian's photography has been published in Mysterious World: Ireland, Lonely Planet, Living Abroad, Bradt Travel Guides and the Guardian newspaper. For more information visit his website:
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