Hello and welcome to Tales from the Wood. My name is Shelly and I'm an Irish artist, writer, historian and wanderer, in love with the land and lore of Ireland.

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Poulnabrone Dolmen

Tucked away in the magical, rocky landscape of the Burren in County Clare stands what has become the most photographed portal tomb in Ireland – the magnificent Poulnabrone dolmen. It’s easy to understand the fascination Read more…

Rewilding Ireland

Have you ever heard people mention the phrase ‘Rewilding Ireland’? Did you know that thousands of years ago Ireland was 80% covered in forest? And most of this was made up of native deciduous trees Read more…

The Winter Solstice

Grianstad an Gheimhridh – The Winter Solstice In the Irish language the word for the solstice is “An Grianstad”, which translates as “the sun stop”. Many of us will stop to reflect this year on the Read more…