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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 Advertisements

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Solstice Blessings! – Philip Carr-Gomm

A Poem for the Solstice… The Arrival of the Past You wake wanting the dream you left behind in sleep, water washing through everything, clearing away sediment of years, uncovering the lost an… Source: Solstice Blessings! – Philip Carr-Gomm

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New Year’s Traditions from Ireland

Looking to discover some unusual New Year’s traditions from Ireland? Some Irish New Year’s traditions have made their way to the present, just like these ones. Source: New Year’s Traditions from Ireland

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Happy solstice!

Ah, December. The ringing of jingle bells until you want to smash the little buggers whenever they appear, the mad dash for holiday gifts, the dreaded anticipation of hordes of relatives appearing at your doorstep. And yet, it is a

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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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Beltane, and May Day, a time of myth, traditions, and flowers – Orange County Local Council of the Covenant of the Goddess

As we come to the close of April, and see the seasons change, we recognize the wheel of the year and the approaching Sabbat. Throughout the world, ancient traditions have been practiced in celebrat… Source: Beltane, and May Day, a

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Beltane: Britain’s ancient festival is making a comeback – Telegraph

As numbers slump at modern music festivals, traditional gatherings such as Beltane are more popular than ever, says Victoria Lambert. Source: Beltane: Britain’s ancient festival is making a comeback – Telegraph

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Trip to Toronto!

I had been to Toronto before, but I don’t remember it. I’m certain I had, as our family went up to a cabin on a lake in Ontario every year. We would drive up from Dearborn, MI, through the Windsor

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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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Happy Solstice!

Ah, December. The ringing of jingle bells until you want to smash the little buggers whenever they appear, the mad dash for holiday gifts, the dreaded anticipation of hordes of relatives appearing at your doorstep.   And yet, it is

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Posted in Art, Writing
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