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Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map | Daily Mail Online

The bizarre sculptures of naked women exposing their vulva, found in medieval tower-houses, church sites and holy wells across Ireland and parts of the UK, have puzzled historians for decades. Source: Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map |

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Irish Whiskey Museum, Dublin

Passing by the Irish Whiskey Museum my travel companions convinced me to take a 1 hour tour. I am very glad they did. It is utterly wrong to visit Ireland and miss whiskey museum.   More at: Source: Irish Whiskey

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Legacy of Truth is a 2016 RONE Award nominee!

Legacy of Truth, book two in The Druid’s Brooch Series, has passed the first round of nominations for the prestigious RONE Awards for books published in 2016. The second round is up to you! On the week of May 1

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Posted in Writing

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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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

Folklore of Archaeology: Of Giants, Fairies, Megaliths and Menhirs – #FolkloreThursday

There is so much to say about megalithic tombs: of their function, carbon dating, about morphological typologies, and catchment areas. I could tell you about function and materiality, about labour and material costs. I could tell you about the magic

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Posted in History, pagan

Story-telling in the Gaelic Tradition

Telling a story takes many forms, but the ancient tradition of telling a story around a fire during the winter nights is a special thing.   Declan Kiberd, ‘Story-Telling: The Gaelic Tradition’, in The Irish Short Story, ed. Terence Brown

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Posted in History, music, Writing

A city of political intrigue and fears of English oppression: Researchers unveil unique view of Edinburgh – 470 years ago – The i newspaper online iNews

The Government has suspended all its advertising on YouTube after a discovery that its messages appeared before extremist far-right videos. Google, which o Source: A city of political intrigue and fears of English oppression: Researchers unveil unique view of Edinburgh

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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

Call of the Morrigú is on contract!

Well, crap, that was fast! I sent in Call of the Morrigú ten days ago. Ten. I just got the contract offer today! Ten days! Usually it’s several MONTHS. Ten days. Evidently my new editor (just got switched to her

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Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

On Imbolc Eve Irish & Scottish women would clean and prepare their household for Brigid’s blessings during the night.She was said to visit virtuous houses. Source: Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

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