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Historic Map of Ireland – Tales of Mead & Honey


We are so pleased with the outcome of our collaboration with talented artist, Fiona Boniwell, to produce a beautifully illustrated historic map of Ireland – Tales of Mead & Honey. This poster traces the origins of mead and honey bees from ancient Ireland up to the present day.

The map follows the story of mead, honey bees in Ireland from the arrival of St Molaga in the 5th century with his honey bees to the last meadery in Ireland in the 1820’s in Dublin. There are legends of our ancient kings and chieftains, their drinking rituals using the ancient mether drinking vessels, the fascinating medieval Bee Judgements to protect our honey bees along with the origins of the word “honeymoon.” We journey across Ireland’s four provinces to piece together some of the many wonderful myths, legends and stories of our ancient drink.


Fiona Boniwell is a talented artist and illustrator based in Kinsale. Originally from London, she studied Fine Art at Kingston University. Since moving to Ireland, Fiona has focused increasingly on illustration and has contributed to a number of books, comics and illustration projects.

Size  A2: 420 x 594 mm

Posted in a protective cardboard poster tube worldwide.

We also have some fantastic T-Shirts with Fiona’s illustrations.

Delivery & Returns


Delivery will usually be within 1-2 working days for all of Ireland by An Post/Royal Mail. For the Rest of the World, delivery is subject to the vagaries of your local postal systems! Please contact us if the system won’t let you order to your country.

For more information on contacting us and returns, click on our standard delivery and returns page.

Your mead order will be shipped separately.

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