Tag Archive: Medieval Carlingford Week

Taaffe Castle update: The time is nigh: I’m out of here

First Article: Crying out for medieval times in Taaffe’s Castle Second Article: Gutted over skinned rabbits and cremated pigeon Third Article: Two rabbits down – next, the pigs and non-laying geese Fourth Article: My lungs are beginning to feel like they are covered in charcoal Rosita Boland says goodbye to Carlingford, her new family and…

Taaffe Castle Update: My lungs are beginning to feel like they are covered in charcoal

First Article: Crying out for medieval times in Taaffe’s Castle Second Article: Gutted over skinned rabbits and cremated pigeon Third Article: Two rabbits down – next, the pigs and non-laying geese MISSIVES FROM MEDIEVAL IRELAND: Medieval life is wearing thin for Rosita Boland , what with the rodents – and the leprechauns Here is how…

Taaffe Castle update: Two rabbits down – next, the pigs and non-laying geese

First Article: Crying out for medieval times in Taaffe’s Castle Second Article: Gutted over skinned rabbits and cremated pigeon Time changes everything – and, with a few days’ perspective, what appeared rustic and photogenic is entirely impractical As the days go by, we have been making readjustments to our medieval quarters, as we test out…

Taaffe Castle update: Gutted over skinned rabbits and cremated pigeon

First Article: Crying out for medieval times in Taaffe’s Castle I know where meat comes from. I know it doesn’t just miraculously turn up in shrink-wrapped containers. Even so, there is something quite gruesomely visceral about seeing rabbits being ungloved of their skin, gutted and cut up, as happened yesterday. Especially when it’s being done…

Crying out for medieval times in Taaffe’s Castle

A week in a medieval castle, with no electricity or washing facilities, sleeping on straw and foraging for rabbits. It’s all in a day’s work for Rosita Boland , who has just moved to Carlingford to spend a week with her new medieval ‘family’ I’ve done a lot of odd things as a journalist. Stripped…