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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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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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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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Legacy of Hunger releases TOMORROW, October 21!

Ireland is no promised land in 1846. It is wracked by a crippling potato blight, and people are dying. But Valentia McDowell doesn’t know that.

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The Mysteries of the Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, Scotland

Any trip to Orkney would be incomplete without a visit to this site. It is a truly impressive structure. The large circle of stones, measuring one hundred and fourteen yards in diameter, lies just north of the Stenness Stones on

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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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