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Sleep and sunshine

Sleep and sunshine are beautiful things. I got both yesterday. Today I’m not so lucky. I’m OK in the sleep department, but it is raining again.  503 more words

My Trip To Ireland

Historical Accuracy in Fiction

I am having something of a moral struggle with my current work in progress (WAKING TARA). The novel has some elements of the fantastical about it but as it is set in rural Ireland between 1898 and 1902 there is an historical depth to the novel which I’d like to be as accurate as possible. 597 more words

Ireland's Ancient East.

The lands of the east coast of Ireland are steeped in history, culture and great beauty and yesterday saw the start of a new initiative to introduce visitors to “Ireland’s Ancient East”. 189 more words

Sculpture, Art And Culture

Newgrange and the Hill of Tara

I spent last Saturday at some of the oldest UNESCO sights not only in Ireland but also the world.  Newgrange is an ancient burial ground which was most likely also used to chart patterns in the sun, moon, and stars as once a year during the winter solstice the sun will shine directly into the tomb and create a beautiful path of light.   512 more words

My Irish Adventure

Resurrecting an Old Manuscript

There is one sure thing that unites us writers, a guilt that plucks away on the cords of our conscience. The source of that guilt? The existence of an unfinished manuscript. 616 more words

On Tara Hill in the Well of the Storyteller

The Storyteller continues her tale. We wonder whether Elspeth’s heart which speaks of dread, of grief, tells true.

As soon as the morning light awakens them both, the younger woman cries out in longing and despair. 961 more words

On Tara Hill in the Well of the Storyteller

The Hill of Tara at  Dusk

In our earlier session we arrived together in the Well of the Storyteller on Tara Hill. She is about to tell us an ancient tale of desire and longing, but first she invites us to settle in: 828 more words

Ancient Stories