Monthly Archives: February 2016

Thobar Muire

Originally posted on Ed Mooney Photography:
Heading back up the bustling Church Street from the church of Mary in Mullhuddart, there is an interesting vaulted well-house. It was whilst out searching for this that I found the old Church Ruins…

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The Importance of The Irish Language.

Originally posted on Fearlessly Me:
I had an Irish oral exam on Friday so, needless to say, I’d been practicing all week, trying to speak it around the house as much as I could. No one in my house could…

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Interview with Jo Sexton, author of Fly Girl!

Today we have Jo Sexton, author of Fly Girl. A short blurb to start you off: When Elle meets Alex in a nightclub, it’s love at first sight for both of them. He’s just finished his naval aviation training to

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Is the first sentence the charm?

Originally posted on Take Five Authors:
We’ve all been told that we have only a couple of pages to hook a reader. I think that’s wrong. I think the hook comes in the first page. The first paragraph. The first…

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Living in an almost-famous place

I just moved to New York. Not New York City, mind you, but western upstate New York. It’s an area that most people – those that don’t live in the non-New York City part of the state – never think

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The Enchanted Swans WIP: Tadhg and Nuala

  Words from my WIP: ‪#‎TheEnchantedSwans‬ ‪#‎ChildrenofLir‬‪#‎historicalfantasy‬ ‪#‎ireland‬   “But do you truly wish to marry her, Tadhg?” He didn’t answer right away. Instead, he picked up one of the small, flat stones on the bank and threw it into

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29 life lessons learned in travelling the world – Fluent in 3 months – Language Hacking and Travel Tips

This blog post was written on my 8 year travel anniversary in 2011. In 2013 I celebrated my TEN year travel anniversary with a much more visual representation of the top ten lessons learned in travelling the world, including the

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My Tirgearr books are on sale this weekend for Tirgearr’s anniversary!

Let Tirgearr’s Big Birthday Bash begin!! Loads of amazing titles at just 99c/99p, through Monday the 29th, including Legacy of Hunger, Ireland: Mystical, Magical, Mythical and Scotland, Stunning, Strange and Secret. Come get them now while the sale lasts! #LegacyofHunger:

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5 Deadly and Disgusting Victorian Beauty Trends

Originally posted on THE WRITER-LY WORLD OF ANDREA CEFALO:
Andrea Cefalo is a Medieval fiction author and history blogger. Her debut novel, The Fairytale Keeper,  was a quarter-finalist in Amazon’s 2013 Breakthrough Novel Contest. The sequel–The Countess’s Captive—was published earlier…

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5 MORE Deadly and Disgusting Victorian Beauty Trends

Originally posted on THE WRITER-LY WORLD OF ANDREA CEFALO:
Andrea Cefalo is a Medieval fiction author and history blogger. Her debut novel The Fairytale Keeper, was a quarter-finalist in Amazon’s 2013 Breakthrough Novel Contest. The sequel–The Countess’s Captive—was published earlier this…

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Murder in Mercia: What (or who) Killed England’s 10th-Century Kings?

Originally posted on THE WRITER-LY WORLD OF ANDREA CEFALO:
From 939 to 959, England saw the face of five kings. The shortest reign: only four years. For certain, other English rulers experienced abbreviated reigns—Edmund Ironside and Richard III, to name…

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Someone To Watch Over ME

Fionn MacCumhaill and the Fianna are historical figures whose heroic deeds and life stories have been embedded through time, in myth and legend. There are many tales concerning their acts of braver… Source: Someone To Watch Over ME

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New on 500px : The Old Church Dunlewy by darek_gruszka by darek_gruszka

Originally posted on Chae H. Bae – Blog:
via 500px http://ift.tt/1QfKzvl

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Words from my WIP : The Enchanted Swans

Words from my WIP: ‪#‎TheEnchantedSwans‬ ‪#‎ChildrenofLir‬‪#‎historicalfantasy‬ ‪#‎ireland‬ Aed was helping Aoife eat her morning porridge when Father appeared in the doorway. He stood still, watching his wife being fed by his son. He closed his eyes for several seconds before

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Homesteading and Heathenry -Honoring the Gods through Self-Sufficiency

Great article on Self-sufficiency as honoring your ancestors!  Read more here!   ***** Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Better To Have Loved

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Why are Norwegian houses painted red?

Red, Yellow and White paint Traditionally Norwegian houses were painted a strong red, yellow, or white. White is the most popular colour. The colour the owners chose depended mostly on the family&#… Source: Why are Norwegian houses painted red?

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The Pillars of the Earth – Inside England’s Medieval Cathedrals

Medieval Cathedrals were skyscrapers of glass and stone reaching for the Heavens—the pillars of the earth. Source: The Pillars of the Earth – Inside England’s Medieval Cathedrals

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Contest! Contest! Contest!

Originally posted on Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist:
I am currently writing a novel based on the Irish tale of the Children of Lir.  It is an ancient tale, and my novels usually run between 70,000 words and 110,000…

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Dancing sails and reflected banners upon water.

Source: Dancing sails and reflected banners upon water.

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Writing Rituals

Source: Writing Rituals

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