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The Celtic Fire Festival of Lughnasadh

I wish everyone a blessed and fruitful Lughnasadh!   Lughnasadh is a Celtic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season that was historically observed throughout Ireland & Scotland. Source: The Celtic Fire Festival of Lughnasadh

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Merry Beltaine!

Merry Beltane! Beltane evokes images of Maypole dancing and pagan delight. And well it should! Beltaine, Beltane, or Lá Bealtaine in the Irish, is a Gaelic festival celebrating the halfway point between the spring equinox (March 21) and the summer solstice (June

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Pagan Beltane Fire Festival is celebrated in Edinburgh | Daily Mail Online

Some day I’ll make it to this!   Thousands of spectators gathered on Calton Hill in Edinburgh to watch drummers, fire dancers, physical theatre and a large bonfire at the annual Beltane Fire Festival. Source: Pagan Beltane Fire Festival is

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Beltaine 2016, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

Beltaine 2016, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland       ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on my parents’ 30-year search for true love. Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history,

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Everyone is Irish today

St. Patrick’s Day is a lovely time, when people good-naturedly say ‘everyone is Irish’. What is it about the Irish culture and people that draw us so? It’s a tiny island on the edge of Europe. But the Irish have

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Facts about St. Patrick

As we prepare to honor the patron saint of Ireland by donning green and drinking too much, it feels only fitting to pull the curtain back a bit on March 17. So without further ado, here are five things you

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Up Helly Aa!!!

Up Helly Aa is an annual celebration in the Shetland Islands of Scotland, honoring their Viking heritage with fire and ceremony. It’s a bit mad, a bit dangerous, and a lot of fun. Some day I shall make it to

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