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Tara of the Kings

One evening, we took a walk around the Hill of Tara. It is one of the most sacred and ancient sites in Ireland, where Kings in pagan religions used the site as a tomb for burial rituals during. 154 more words


Be happy and expansive on the Solstice

I can’t believe it. It has been a full six months since I wrote my first blog post. A full six months. It feels like years. 388 more words

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