My Top Five Ancient Irish Sites

Since writing my first novel, Conor Kelly and the Four Treasures of Eirean, I have become far more closely connected with this land I am lucky enough to live in. When I moved here to satisfy my Irish… Read More

MacCool by Name, and Cool by Nature

Ok, I promised it, so here it is; the second part of my retelling of the Fionn mac Cumhall story. *** Fiacha’s Gift   In the cold light of morning, when the bravado of too much wine had… 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

The Fenian King

Watch out! He’s coming… It has been a year since Conor restored the lost Four Treasures of Eirean to the Sidhe. During that time, there has been great unrest in the magical realm of Tir na Nog. The… Read More

The Four Treasures of Eirean Book Trailer

Well, I gave it a go, and here’s what I came up with…what do you think?

Can she do it? Yes, she can!

Hang on a minute…actually, maybe she can’t. You see, the deadline is Friday 26th April. This April. That’s five weeks and three days. Thirty eight days. And in that time, I have to produce another sixty seven thousand words…. Read More

Newgrange, Conor Kelly and The Four Treasures of Eirean.

“Hi  Alison,” said the voice on the other end of the phone. “This is Michael.” I knew I should know who Michael was, and I racked my brain, but I was distracted by all the commotion of my… Read More

What’s in a Name?

Well, in Ireland, quite a lot! Most of us don’t really think too much about what a name means, except perhaps when naming a new born child. Even then, there may be other more pressing factors affecting our… Read More