Monthly Archives: October 2016

Pulling the wool over Papa’s eyes

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Iceland 2017 Calendar Now Live!

I have an Iceland Calendar for 2017! Available on Lulu HERE   Some of the photos included in the calendar:            ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based

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The spookiest ancient Irish myths and legends surrounding Halloween | IrishCentral.com

Samhain, the ancient Irish festival that became Halloween as we know it, was an important date in Irish lore. Source: The spookiest ancient Irish myths and legends surrounding Halloween | IrishCentral.com

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The ancient music and instruments of Ireland (PHOTOS) | IrishCentral.com

Five archaeological finds that reflect the evolution of Irish music. Source: The ancient music and instruments of Ireland (PHOTOS) | IrishCentral.com

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Dia daoibh ar maidin. Good morning from Stair na hÉireann.

Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, Co Galway, Gareth Wray Photography View original post

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Today in Irish History – 7 October:

Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland 1731 – A complaint is made to the House of Commons ‘that Mr Anthony Tenison did, in a violent and notorious manner, assault John Bourke, Esq., a Member of this House, by presenting

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Waterfalls of Iceland – Part 1

Originally posted on Belosophy:
Skógafoss We spent a whole day visiting waterfalls in the southern region of Iceland. No, actually we spent days looking at waterfalls! There were waterfalls every few kilometers and even though many of them didn’t have…

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The Writer’s Almanac for October 4, 2016 | The Wild Swans at Coole | The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Because I’m fascinated by swans now, after writing a book about them (The Enchanted Swans, pub date March 8, 2017!), here are some swans for your day!   The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats Source: The Writer’s

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Of uncommon heat, eels, fairies, and trolls

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Ten Icelandic Sagas you may not have heard of

Many readers will know some of these Icelandic sagas, such as Egil’s Saga or Njal’s Saga, but the Icelandic writers penned dozens of these stories. Here are ten sagas that you may not have heard of, but offer a fascinating

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Y Mabinogi – The Verve, Sawing, the Awen, and Autumn – Damh the Bard

Time for an update on the new album. The first words were written in May when me and Cerri travelled to Wales and hired a beautiful cottage. I wrote of the experience here and during that week the … Source:

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October is here!

October is here! The time of stunning autumn leaves and scary movies. Do you love Hallowe’en? Do you hold a party, or decorate your house for the kids? . For me, the changing of the seasons didn’t hold much signficance

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