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The difference between Irish Fairy Forts, Ráth and Lios | Irish Imbas Books

The difference between Irish Fairy Forts, Ráth and Lios Source: The difference between Irish Fairy Forts, Ráth and Lios | Irish Imbas Books Advertisements

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Folklore of Archaeology: Of Giants, Fairies, Megaliths and Menhirs – #FolkloreThursday

There is so much to say about megalithic tombs: of their function, carbon dating, about morphological typologies, and catchment areas. I could tell you about function and materiality, about labour and material costs. I could tell you about the magic

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Ballynoe Stone Circle, Ballynoe Co Down – Stair na hÉireann – History of Ireland

The Ballynoe stone circle is a large circle of over 50 standing stones, some as large as 2 metres high and is located near the town of Ballynoe in Co Down. It is thought that the site dates back to…

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My Locations at the DragonCon Art Show

Labor Day Weekend is Nerdigras in Atlanta, Georgia! 80,000+ geeks and sundry nerds descend upon 5 downtown Atlanta hotels and have a geekfest. I will, as always, have my beaded jewelry and photoprints at the Dragoncon Art Show, located in the Hyatt, two

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Posted in Art, Jewelry, Photography

The Enchanted Swans is Submitted!

Woohoo! I did it, I did it! I submitted another novel to my publisher for consideration!   The Enchanted Swans came to a final draft (well, before editors get to it!) of 98,187 words. I didn’t think it was going to

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The Genesis of a Novel, the Beginning – Part 1

This is the first installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. Although I’ve already started on the process, I thought it might be interesting to

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M E g A L i T h i A – Stone Circles, megaliths, indexed map of prehistoric stones – M E g A L i T h i A –

Clickable map of the UK showing the distribution of prehistoric stones with links to maps, pictures and details Source: M E g A L i T h i A – Stone Circles, megaliths, indexed map of prehistoric stones – M

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Legacy of Truth is Released!

  The day is finally here! LEGACY OF TRUTH is now released! Partially set in Ardara and Achill Island.   http://amzn.to/28ILvfA LEGACY OF TRUTH has arleady received a five-star review from Ed on Goodreads:  The story in this book tells

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Ancient Britain – Orkney’s Stone Age Temple – YouTube

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Maps of Britain and Ireland’s ancient tribes, kingdoms and DNA

I found this absolutely fascinating. I’ve always loved maps, and this is the first time I’ve found a succession of maps showing the differing tribes of the isles throughout time in such a clear progression. At the bottom are some

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Harris & Lewis – A Timelapse Film on Vimeo

I’ve stayed on the Isles of Harris and Lewis (Scotland) and this is an amazing place. Even this video doesn’t do it justice, though it comes close. Enjoy!

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10,000-year-old settlement found in Cork – IrishCentral.com

A book by archaeologists offers detailed illustrated accounts of 114 significant excavations undertaken in Ireland. Source: 10,000-year-old settlement found in Cork – IrishCentral.com

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Excerpt – Legacy of Truth

Legacy of Truth is set in Ireland around 1800. It’s a prequel to Legacy of Hunger, and the second book in The Druid’s Brooch Series, but it serves as a stand-alone novel as well. It should be on pre-order in

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Some Fantastic 19th century Photos of Irish Archaeology Sites | Irish Archaeology

I’ve been to many of these places. Thank the Gods that people cared enough to preserve these sacred places as much as they have, despite neglect and greed.   This fantastic collection of photos, which are taken from the archives

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Stone Circles

Everyone loves a mystery, right? And what is more mysterious than a 5,000 year old structure, built by our neolithic ancestors? There are hundreds of stone circles, cairns, standing stones and structures around. Most are in Northern Europe, but they

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6 Ancient Tributes to Winter

A wonderful entry on Ancient Tributes to the Winter Solstice.   It describes several sites where the Winter Solstice was celebrated, such as Stonehenge, Newgrange and Maes Howe, as well as others around the world. ********* Don’t miss information on

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Achill Island, Ireland – Island of Memories

Achill Island is the largest island off the coast of Ireland

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Top Ten Things to do around Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland

It isn’t easy to get to, being on the Orkneys in the North Sea, but it is well worth a trip

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Top Ten Things to See near Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland

While I don’t live in Kirkwall, I have visited on holiday, and enjoyed the town very much.  It isn’t easy to get to, being on the Orkneys in the North Sea, but it is well worth a trip, and there

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