Tuck Friar

2 results

Ireland has one of the highest obesity rates in Europe – one in four adults are obese and one in four children are overweight or obese. Photograph: iStock

In literature, fat hasn’t always been thought of as shameful. In Ivanhoe, for example, Walter Scott sympathetically portrays Friar Tuck as a virtuous (...)

Some 500 Vikings descend on St Anne’s Park, Raheny as Dublin City Council staged the largest-ever living history battle re-enactment in Ireland at the Battle of Clontarf Festival.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

From a distance, the rotund figure perched on a makeshift throne on Castle Avenue looked authentically medieval, albeit closer to Friar Tuck in shape (...)