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Happy Lughnasadh!

The first day of August (or thereabouts) is traditionally celebrated in Celtic cultures as Lammas, Lughansadh, or the first harvest in the northern hemisphere. The Scottish name for August is Lammas. . Lammas is one of the four pre-Christian Celtic

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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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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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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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The History Girls: IF IT’S CHRISTMAS IT MUST BE CHINON… the festive season itinerary for Henry II

Source: The History Girls: IF IT’S CHRISTMAS IT MUST BE CHINON… the festive season itinerary for Henry II

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Christmas Giveaways and news!

The Enchanted Swans is Cover of the Month at Discovering Diamonds! ***** 22 Dec – 8 Jan 2018 Tirgearr’s annual Winter Sale! More info coming soon! ***** Christmas Spree Giveaway! The Christmas Spree Giveaway Runs 12/01/17 – 12/15/17 Prize: $180

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Facebook Event for Giveaways Goodreads Event for Giveaways 12/01/17 Ann Livi Andrews – The Two Lands: Return eBook 12/02/17 Heather Weidner – $25 Amazon Gift Card 12/03/17 Christy Nicholas – Better to Have Loved eBook

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Readers’ Christmas Gift Guide and Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY!  That’s right, FREE STUFF! Book Hub is delighted to share our Readers’ Gift Guide with you, with lots of book giveaways, including a bundle of books in all popular genres and a Kindle Fire. Three lucky draw winners will

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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

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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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Small Business Saturday is here!

It’s Small Business Saturday! Come check out my jewelry at Handmade at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Green-Dragon-Artist… Or, if you prefer my photography, I have lots I’ve taken in Scotland, England, and Ireland on http://www.greendragonartist.com. For Iceland photos, see my blog post here. Email me for

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Handmade at Amazon shop is LIVE!

I’ve set up a Handmade at Amazon shop, and am adding new jewelry every day. Please, come check it out!   http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Green-Dragon-Artist?ref=hnd_dp_smp   Some recent additions:   ********* Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical

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