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Notre-Dame

I’m heartbroken.   No, I’ve never visited Notre-Dame. It’s always been on my list, but I’ve never been to France yet, despite multiple trips to Europe. It was one of those things, like Rome or Athens, that would simply always

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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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Mussendun Temple and Downhill Demesne, County Derry, Northern Ireland

Who wouldn’t want a library on a sea cliff, facing the North Sea? Well, not quite the North Sea, but Close! I had heard of this place from Michele Erdvig, who has a great forum and guidebook called Irelandyes. I knew

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Posted in History, Photography, Travel

Audio sample of Legacy of Hunger

Will Hughes, a professional voice-over actor, has been kind enough to record the first chapter of my book, Legacy of Hunger. Have a listen!   Alas, a full audiobook is not in the immediate future, but I am hoping that

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Posted in Writing

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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Fires on the Hill of Uisneach | Where’s my backpack?

Originally posted on Working Holiday Ireland:
Fires on the Hill of Uisneach Posted on June 5, 2015 by ailsapm A couple of weeks ago I ventured right into the heartland of Ireland. In the county of Westmeath, between the villages of…

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Slieve Gullion, Giants Lair, Ring of Gullion, County Armagh

Originally posted on niviews:
Best laid plans eh? We set out for Slieve Gullion pretty early in the morning but on arrival found that not only was the drive around the 9KM “Ring of Gullion” closed due to tree felling,…

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Posted in Photography, Travel
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