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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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Drunken Druid Award Shortlist for 2017 Novels

The Drunken Druid Awards have announced their shortlist for 2017 novels – and I have not one, but TWO novels on the shortlist! Out of 10! Both The Enchanted Swans and Call of the Morrigú are in the running!  

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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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Read me, I’m Irish!

This weekend, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, all Irish novels at Tirgearr are on sale on Kindle!  This includes almost ALL of my books, including my Irish Travel Guide!  

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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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Call of the Morrigú is a Finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2017!

Call of the Morrigú has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards – Adult Division.   Would you dare rouse a goddess? Life isn’t easy in 1798 Ireland. Rebellions are rising across the countryside, and

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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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The Enchanted Swans is an Epic 2018 Finalist!

The Enchanted Swans, my retelling of the ancient Irish tale of The Children of Lir, has become a finalist in the Epic 2018 Awards!          

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8 Fun Facts About the Irish Language | Mental Floss

You may hear an “Erin go bragh” or two, but even on the most Irish of holidays, we don’t hear much of the Irish language—which is a shame! Source: 8 Fun Facts About the Irish Language | Mental Floss

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Read me, I’m Scottish! Robert Burns Day Sale!

The lovely folks at Tirgearr Publishing are having a sale in honor of Robert Burns Day, January 25th!   For that day, several Scotland-related titles will be on sale, including my own Scotland guide. for just $2.99, down from the

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Release Day for Misfortune of Vision!

Today is release day for Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas Book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland ~ Prophecy can be dangerous ~ In 12th century Ireland, Orlagh has been Seer to

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The Enchanted Swans – Cover of the Year!

The Enchanted Swans just won Cover of the Year at Discovered Diamonds!   Pick up your copy here!

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Semifinalists in the Golden Box Books!

BOTH Legacy of Hunger and Call of the Morrigú are semifinalists in the Golden Box Books 2017 awards! Get Legacy of Hunger NOW when it’s on sale for 99 cents!             

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10 Beautiful Images from the Book of Kells – Medievalists.net

The Book of Kells is thought to be the work of a number of unknown genius-artists living in the monastery of Iona around the year 800. Source: 10 Beautiful Images from the Book of Kells – Medievalists.net

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22 Celtic Winter Solstice Customs & Traditions

Fáilte ort féin, a ghrian nan tráth, ‘S tu siubhal ard nan speur; Do cheumaibh treun air sgéith nan ard, ‘S tu máthair áigh nan reul. Thu laighe síos an cuan na díth Gun díobhail is […] Source: 22 Celtic

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Thunderclap Campaign for Misfortune of Vision

Hey, everyone! I’ve set up a Thunderclap for my release of Misfortune of Vision! PLEASE – go and pledge your support. It costs NOTHING! You can share with Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or all three! I need 100 supporters for it

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Why Are There Carvings of Women Flashing Their Genitals on Churches Across Europe? | Ancient Origins

The last place one would expect to see an image of a woman flashing her genitals is a church wall, but across Europe, most notably Ireland and Britain, there are dozens of them. Most are old women demonstrating rather exaggerated

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2018 Calendars are ready!

I’ve prepared FIVE different calendars for Ireland for 2018. Available for purchase HERE! Religious Ireland 2018 Calendar Irish Coasts 2018 Calendar Essential Ireland 2018 Calendar Neolithic Ireland 2018 Calendar Ireland Buildings 2018 Calendar REVISED! I’ve added more calendars! Iceland 2018

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