Ireland, 896: Vermin invasion (via Heavenfield)

A post from my other blog on rodents in medieval Ireland.

Chatting with my friend Tim from Senchus about plague and its companion rodents, Tim brought an unusual entry in the Annals Cambriae to my attention: 896 ‡Bread failed in Ireland. Vermin like moles with two teeth fell from the air and ate everything up; they were driven out by fasting and prayer.‡ Good thing the plague was over by 896! So what does this mean? Well, my take on it, is that it is probably referring to a plague of mice. Falling from … Read More

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