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Ireland’s Síle na Giġ | An encyclopedia of all the Irish Sile na Giġ

A comprehensive catalogue of all the Shella na Gigs in Ireland with maps, photos and detailed descriptions. Source: Ireland’s Síle na Giġ | An encyclopedia of all the Irish Sile na Giġ

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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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Living Liminally: An Amadán na Bruidhne – The Fairy Fool

Source: Living Liminally: An Amadán na Bruidhne – The Fairy Fool

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Call of the Morrigú – cover coming tomorrow!

Call of the Morrigú will be on pre-order on Amazon TOMORROW, release date July 19th! I’ll post the delightful cover art tomorrow. . Would you dare rouse a Goddess? . Life wasn’t easy in 1798 Ireland. Rebellions were rising across

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Merry Beltaine!

Merry Beltane! Beltane evokes images of Maypole dancing and pagan delight. And well it should! Beltaine, Beltane, or Lá Bealtaine in the Irish, is a Gaelic festival celebrating the halfway point between the spring equinox (March 21) and the summer solstice (June

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Pagan Beltane Fire Festival is celebrated in Edinburgh | Daily Mail Online

Some day I’ll make it to this!   Thousands of spectators gathered on Calton Hill in Edinburgh to watch drummers, fire dancers, physical theatre and a large bonfire at the annual Beltane Fire Festival. Source: Pagan Beltane Fire Festival is

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Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map | Daily Mail Online

The bizarre sculptures of naked women exposing their vulva, found in medieval tower-houses, church sites and holy wells across Ireland and parts of the UK, have puzzled historians for decades. Source: Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map |

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The Enchanted Swans is LIVE!

Release Day! The Enchanted Swans is live! GO get your copy for 99 cents now! The price goes up on March 12th. ***** The March Newsletter Giveaway is still going strong – enter for your chance to win! Enter the March

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Call of the Morrigú is on contract!

Well, crap, that was fast! I sent in Call of the Morrigú ten days ago. Ten. I just got the contract offer today! Ten days! Usually it’s several MONTHS. Ten days. Evidently my new editor (just got switched to her

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Lora O’Brien – Author & Freelance Writer – About Lora O’Brien

Do you feel drawn to Ireland, to it’s spirituality, history, people or lore? I’m fascinated by this woman, who runs workshops to get in touch with the mystical side of her land.   Lora O’Brien, Irish author, Freelance Writer, Heritage

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