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Midsummer’s Eve in Ireland – thefadingyear

Midsummer’s Eve- 21 June; A hundred years ago, and for many centuries before, Midsummer’s Eve was celebrated throughout Ireland on the 23 June, that is, on Saint John’s Eve. The bonfire was central… Source: Midsummer’s Eve in Ireland – thefadingyear

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Ness of Brodgar on film | Orkney.com

The Ness of Brodgar archaeological excavation in Orkney has been the focus of a documentary short by two US photographer and documentary makers. Source: Ness of Brodgar on film | Orkney.com

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Medieval Marriage in Ireland – Lora O’Brien

Irish History, Irish Society, Spirituality, Uncategorized Tagged With: Civil Rights, Gaelic Ireland, Irish Spiritual Practice, Marriage, Medieval, Spirituality Source: Medieval Marriage in Ireland – Lora O’Brien

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10 Insane Rulers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

There’s a long list of insane people who have held positions of power. It’s kind of in the job description. Here are the most insane rulers of them all. Source: 10 Insane Rulers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Scribal complaints: Early medieval English copyists and their colophons « Dutch Anglo-Saxonist

“God helpe minum handum” – God help my hands. Making manuscripts was hard work, as these early medieval English colophons reveal. Source: Scribal complaints: Early medieval English copyists and their colophons « Dutch Anglo-Saxonist

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XIV – Acceptance!

That’s right! You read that correctly. Misfortune of Vision, the novel whose journey you’ve all been following since Part I – The Beginning back in July 2016, has now been accepted by my publisher! I’m just waiting on the contract now. .

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Early medieval houses in Ireland: some perspectives from archaeology, early Irish history, and experimental archaeology – Early Medieval Ireland and Beyond

Sunday 28th May 2017 Aidan O’Sullivan, Brendan O’Neill and Eileen Reilly Early medieval houses in Ireland, as elsewhere, were the places where people slept, worked on crafts, prepared and consumed … Source: Early medieval houses in Ireland: some perspectives from

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Author reading! June 6, 2017 in Elmira, NY

I will be reading an excerpt from The Enchanted Swans, my novelization of the ancient Irish fairy tale, the Children of Lir. The event is at the Turtle Leaf Cafe in Elmira, NY on June 6, from 7-9pm EDT. . Come

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We’re not done yet – InD’Tale Magazine Monthly Cover Contest! Please come vote for The Enchanted Swans!

The cover of The Enchanted Swans is up for vote again! This time with the monthly contest for InD’tale Magazine! Please come vote! Voting ends Monday, May 30th, at midnight.   You do need to register to vote, and it’s only

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Cover Reveal! Call of the Morrigú

Today’s the day! The cover is out for Call of the Morrigú! .  It is up on Amazon for pre-order here My Tirgearr Publishing page. . Call of the Morrigú will be on sale at 99 cents until the weekend after

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