I am an Irish artist and illustrator. I've designed album covers and layout for Extreme Noise Terror, Steve Ignorant, Phobia, Coldwar, Raw Noise, Abaddon Incarnate, Riistetyt, Coitus, Rattus and many more.
I also write for CVLT Nation and Profane Existence. Currently trying to write and illustrate a book on Irish mythology. Where I live is by an ancient burial mound in the mountains, which is a constant source of inspiration. If your looking for any artwork or layout design done get in touch.
This is a blog of ramblings, artwork, music, homesteading/permaculture, DIY ethic and the mundane.
Outside today, first we had flooding, then snow and now violent storm warnings. Been working outside in this for the last few days so am only catching up on emails now. So anyone who is waiting I’ll get back to you by tonight if the electricity doesn’t get knocked out.
The Hill of Slane in myth gets its name from a king thats buried there. Today its the spot for a festival of fires because it was the centre for the bealtaine fire cult in meath and then became the centre for saint patricks fire cult.
The story about the king is interesting. The rest of the areas around slaine are named after Tuatha de Danann characters but Slane is from another tribe either a fir bolg or a Nemedian. Its incongruous with the stories and with the tribal nature of medieval ireland.
As a fir bolg he cuts off Nuadhus hand and as a Nemedian he divides ireland into 5 between him and his brothers. Its significant because its a story that explains why the word for province is ‘cuige’ or fifth when theres only 4 provinces. An enigma back then that still puzzles people today.,
We know the bealtaine fires were there before patrick because in the life of patrick he lights the first bealtaine fires there to upset the local king. The story might explain a contemporary patrician fire cult at Slaine. Today its well reconciled and theres no confusion. The bealtaine fires under christianity became the Paschal fires. The tradition continued but under a new banner with Patrick possibly absorbing Slaines cult.