Monthly Archives: November 2015

Coill Ghabhainn Standing Stone

Originally posted on Ed Mooney Photography:
The Coill Ghabhainn or Kilgowan Standing Stone which takes its name from the locality in which it resides, is one of several such Long stones that can be found scattered about the Kildare landscape.…

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The historical truth behind Ragnar Lothbrok

Originally posted on Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist:
An excellent article on History vs. TV from TheDockyards.com While it is without doubt that Ragnar Lothrok is a Norse legendary hero, being mentioned in various sagas and several poems in Old…

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Stunning Isolation – Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Up along the northwest coast of Scotland, a small group of islands hug the coast. In total, these are called the Hebrides. The Outer Hebrides consist of the Isles of Lewis and Harris (really one island), North Uist, Benbecula, South

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Small Business Saturday is here!

It’s Small Business Saturday! Come check out my jewelry at Handmade at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Green-Dragon-Artist… Or, if you prefer my photography, I have lots I’ve taken in Scotland, England, and Ireland on http://www.greendragonartist.com. For Iceland photos, see my blog post here. Email me for

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The Wild and Wonderful County Donegal, Ireland

I am unapologetically stealing the motto from West Virginia to describe County Donegal in Ireland. Yes, they have their own motto, which is “Up here, it’s different.”  This motto applies just as well, but it doesn’t convey the sheer lonely

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Handmade at Amazon shop is LIVE!

Originally posted on Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist:
I’ve set up a Handmade at Amazon shop, and am adding new jewelry every day. Please, come check it out! ? http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Green-Dragon-Artist?ref=hnd_dp_smp ? Some recent additions: ? ********* Don’t miss information…

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Handmade at Amazon shop is LIVE!

I’ve set up a Handmade at Amazon shop, and am adding new jewelry every day. Please, come check it out!   http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Green-Dragon-Artist?ref=hnd_dp_smp   Some recent additions:   ********* Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical

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The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About

Originally posted on Drifting Through:
image: Shutterstock There’s this thing that happens whenever I speak about or write about women’s issues. Things like dress codes, rape culture and sexism. I get the comments: Aren’t there more important things to worry…

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Horses in Ireland and Iceland

Because, who doesn’t love horses? These are all photos I’ve taken over the course of my travels to Ireland, Northern Ireland and Iceland. (And yes, I sell my photos! See http://www.greendragonartist.com for details) Ireland and Northern Ireland   Iceland  

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I am grateful…

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. – Henry David Thoreau   This is November, the month of Thanksgiving for Americans. But why should we only have one month to give thanks? We should

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What Does It Mean to “Be Knighted”?

Originally posted on ReginaJeffers's Blog:
In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Sir William Lucas has been knighted by the King for his service as to Meryton. But what exactly does it mean to be knighted? David I of Scotland…

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Prequel to Legacy of Hunger submitted to publisher!

I just submitted my prequel! Legacy of Truth happens a generation before Legacy of Hunger.   In Legacy of Hunger, you meet Esme, whose sister Bridey had emigrated to America. Bridey’s granddaughter, Valentia, had returned to Ireland to find her

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My Amazon Marketplace

I now have a Handmade at Amazon market! I’ve only started listing a few items, but please come check it out and give some feedback! I’ll be adding more as I figure out what people will want most. Some of

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Irish Cemeteries

Some people avoid cemeteries, believing them to be sad, depressing, or just plain creepy. I, however, love cemeteries. I love wandering around in them, looking at the beautiful funereal sculpture, the interesting notes on the headstones, the different ways in

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Winter Crone Legends by Elaine Moxon

Excellent article on English Historical Fiction Author Blog about Winter Crone Legends, written by Elaine Moxon…   ********* Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.

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November – a time of growing darkness

As the fun and mystery of Hallowe’en/Samhain passes on, we enter the month of increasing darkness and introspection. For Americans, it’s a time of thankfulness. A time to remember those of us we love, and gather them for food and

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A Sneak Peek at the Prequel to Legacy of Hunger – Legacy of Truth!

Legacy of Truth While this is a prequel to Legacy of Hunger, it is written as a stand alone novel, i.e., you don’t NEED to have read Legacy of Hunger to read and enjoy this book. However, many things might

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