Definition of ‘hireth’ in English:
longing / loneliness / nostalgia / yearning
‘She has been hireth’
“Every traveller has a home of their own and they learn to appreciate it the more from their wandering” –– Charles Dickens
There is a word in the Celtic languages – ‘hireth in Cornish; ‘hiraeth’ in Welsh – which encapsulates a sadness and nostalgia related to the place one calls home; an inconsolable longing in the human heart for we know not what.
An aesthetically-driven travel blog, Hireth aims to get back to, and find the true essence of, the ancient land of the British Isles. It will capture the viscerality of the seasons; the textures of ancient landscapes; the brightness of ancient hills when they are doused in late-afternoon Autumn sun.
Let’s never again take this soil for granted; let’s explore in beauty together.
–– Rosie Pentreath, 2017.