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A Samhain Blessing

From Arthur Hinds, Bard Extraordinaire:   I honor my ancestors- those that came before me- those that stand beside me in the eddies of time.   I honor my family- family by fated blood relation- family by recognition and adoption

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Tirgearr Publishing Hallowe’en Sale 2018!

Want some scary, spooky books on sale? We’ve got ’em at Tirgearr Publishing!   Come check out several wonderful books for sale at just 99c/99p on their Amazon sites!   Sale runs from Monday, October 27th through November 4th!  

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Faces of the Mórrígan – a Perception of Deity – Lora O’Brien – Irish Author & Guide

As part of our annual 6 month Intensive Programme, I answer questions from students who want to know more about the Irish Goddess Mórrígan, with whom I have had a solid working relationship for about 15 years now… and the last 13

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Myth & Moor: “Into the Woods” series, 52: Twilight Tales

Source: Myth & Moor: “Into the Woods” series, 52: Twilight Tales

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Great new 5 star review in InD’Tale Magazine for Misfortune of Time!!

See the review in the September issue!

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Happy Lughnasadh!

The first day of August (or thereabouts) is traditionally celebrated in Celtic cultures as Lammas, Lughansadh, or the first harvest in the northern hemisphere. The Scottish name for August is Lammas. . Lammas is one of the four pre-Christian Celtic

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Snippet from Age of Saints WIP

A snippet from my current WIP, Age of Saints (#7 of The Druid’s Brooch Series)     As he trudged down the path toward the oak grove, the wind whipped up, lashing the dried leaves on the ground into a

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Misfortune of Time – Reviews are coming in!

Misfortune of Time, book #6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, released July 11, 2018, and some wonderful reviews have been posted so far! . “Christy Nicholas once again weaves a historical tale from old Ireland with the magical gift of

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Happy Solstice!

Summer is here, hot and sultry!   I have had a love-hate relationship with summer. Having grown up in South Florida, summer meant blistering heat, horrible humidity, and lovely complications such as heat rash. There’s your delightful visual for the

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Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes – Discover Druidry

Crafts Culture Discussion Environmentalism God and Goddess Guest Bloggers History Lifestyle Plant Healing Politics Psychology and Well-being Ritual Seasonal Celebrations Spirituality Symbolism Tools Source: Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes – Discover Druidry

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Misfortune of Time is on pre-order!

Book #6 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is on pre-order for just 99 cents! (works as a stand-alone)     Time cannot heal all wounds. In 11th century Ireland, Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest

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Take A Gander At The Family Trees Of Egyptian, Greek, And Norse Gods

Nifty mythology-based infographics present the family trees of the Egyptian, Greek, and Norse gods and goddesses. Source: Take A Gander At The Family Trees Of Egyptian, Greek, And Norse Gods

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My Favorite Podshows

Lately I’ve been on a Podshow listening kick, and I wanted to share some of my favorites. They run a gamut between writing, Irish, Icelandic, and History. Many of these podcasts have member-only content that you can obtain by becoming

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Misfortune of Song is RELEASED!

Misfortune of Song by Christy Nicholas Book #5 in The Druid’s Brooch Series (works as a stand-alone) IS NOW LIVE! Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland ~ Even a soldier cannot fight love ~ In 12th century Ireland, all

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Promise on a Parchment by Moire Criomtainn

It’s rare that I come across a relatively unknown author that blows me away. However, having read the first book by Moire Criomtainn, Tale on a Parchment, I can only bow and say ‘I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy!” .

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The Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi – The Archaeology and Metal detecting Magazine

Source: The Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi – The Archaeology and Metal detecting Magazine

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In the old Celtic calendar, today is Sheelah’s Day. – Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

In the old Celtic calendar, today is Sheelah’s Day. In ancient Ireland, it was an annual festival to honour the fertility Goddess known as Sheela-na-gig. Naked Sheela-na-gig figures appeared in Iri… Source: In the old Celtic calendar, today is Sheelah’s

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Living Liminally: Saint Patrick, Druids, and Snakes

Source: Living Liminally: Saint Patrick, Druids, and Snakes

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Misfortune of Time is on Contract!

  Misfortune of Time, book #6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series is on contract with my fantastic publisher, Tirgearr Publishing!   The tentative date is set for early July 2018. Stay tuned for more details!   Misfortune of Time Time

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Misfortune of Song is on pre-order!

Misfortune of Song, book five in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on pre-order, as of today! Release date is set for April 4, 2018.   Even a soldier cannot fight young love.   In 12th century Ireland, all Maelan

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