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How the Old Stories Inspire Today’s Irish Writers with Modern Seanchai Alan Walsh

Followers of this blog will know just how inspired by obsessed I am with Irish mythology, and how I can lose myself in it for hours at a time. I call it research, but really, it’s my guilty pleasure;… Read More

I just love a strong, handsome hero…especially if he’s Irish!

And if the legends which shroud him go back thousands of years, so much the better. How exciting it is, to put flesh on the bones of the enigmatic heroes of mythology, to breathe life into their memory, and… Read More

The Dord Fiann ConfusionV1

In my research of all things Fianna, I have come across numerous references to the mysterious war-cry of the Fenian war band as the ‘Dord Fiann’.   Don’t get me wrong; undoubtedly the Fianna did have their own unique… Read More

I just love researching for my books!

I do, I really do! Sometimes it’s even more fun than the actual writing! Why do I say this? Because today I discovered something wonderful. I was looking up Fionn mac Cumhall’s family tree. His father was Cumhall (obviously!),… Read More