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The Celtic Literature Collective

Doing research for historical fiction in Ireland, I often try to find myths and legends, hoping for the least ‘adulterated’ versions. Of course, we cannot find the originals – those are lost in the mists of time in some oral

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The Enchanted Swans is LIVE!

Release Day! The Enchanted Swans is live! GO get your copy for 99 cents now! The price goes up on March 12th. ***** The March Newsletter Giveaway is still going strong – enter for your chance to win! Enter the March

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Posted in Writing

Living The History – Beery me – a few snippets about medieval beer and ale drinking by Elizabeth Chadwick @ Elizabeth Chadwick

Beery-Me – a few snippets about medieval beer and ale drinking. Source: Living The History – Beery me – a few snippets about medieval beer and ale drinking by Elizabeth Chadwick @ Elizabeth Chadwick

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Imbolc is coming!

Imbolc is upon us soon! What is Imbolc? It is a returning of the light. It is a day of hope, of reassurance that the sun will come back and grace us with its verdant light. It is ‘breaking the

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Who wears the pants? |

I went on a search to find out when fall fastenings on men’s trousers gave way to fly fastenings and fell down a lovely research rabbit hole. How did it come about that men wore trousers and … Source: Who

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Posted in History

The Enchanted Swans – Cover Reveal coming soon!

Soon, very soon. Perhaps Friday? We shall see… I’m so excited about the new cover coming for my novel, The Enchanted Swans! It’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to share it…   The Enchanted Swans is a novelization of the ancient

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Irish Holy Wells | Lorna Peel

Holy wells are places of religious devotion where people come to pray and leave simple offerings. The surviving names of many wells are a direct translation into English of the equivalent in Irish … Source: Irish Holy Wells | Lorna

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Posted in History, pagan, Travel

The Fall of Crom Cruach

The Fall of Crom Cruach Source: The Fall of Crom Cruach

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Painted Pictish Pebbles – Sling-shots or charm stones? | Ancient Origins

Painted pebbles are a class of Pictish artifact found in northern Scotland dating from the first millennium AD. Source: Painted Pictish Pebbles – Sling-shots or charm stones? | Ancient Origins

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Watch a Hungarian Masked Monster Parade | Atlas Obscura

They’re either scaring away Old Man Winter or the Ottoman Empire. Source: Watch a Hungarian Masked Monster Parade | Atlas Obscura

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