About Our Name
Our name is an Irish phrase which roughly translates to English as "Wren's Nook". But like many Irish to English translations, this simple one does not capture the many connotations in each word.
Dreoilín means "wren" but is also "little druid", "druid's bird", and "soul of the oak".
We have translated cró to mean "nook", but it signifies many small places, such as a hollow, a small house or outbuilding, an eye (as of a needle or a tree), or a fold. It is closely related to the words for blood and heart.
There is a traditional idiom "Cró Conn" which means the whole of Ireland; it is literally translated as "Conn's Fold", referring to the ancient High King named Conn. In this sense, "Cró Dreoiliín" could also mean "The Kingdom of the Wren".
Wrens are known for building their nests in little crevices in walls or trees or under bushes. They are diminuitive little creatures, but they have an important place in the Celtic world.