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Manannán’s Land Irish Myths of the Sea

Until I moved to Cavan eight years ago, I had always lived within sight or sound of the sea. Every summer I head down to Co Kerry for a few days with friends and the boys. There, we… Read More

The Land of the Ever Young Part Two

In my last post, The Land of the Ever Young Part One, we talked about Manannán’s Land, a mythical island kingdom of eternal summer and youth, a place of peace and joy and laughter, thought to be found… Read More

The Blade that Binds

There really is a sword in the stone, but it’s not Arthur’s Excalibur, or Caliburn, as it’s sometimes known. This weapon once belonged to a ruthless and violent Italian warrior of the twelfth century called Galgano. The story… Read More

Imramha | Searching for God

The Voyage of Bran, as told by the Queen of the Isle of Women The new priests came to Ireland, preaching their foreign stories of a single God, and we were curious, but not afraid. We did not… Read More

Irish Mythology | The Retreat of the Tuatha de Denann

For this week’s Monday Mythology, I have decided to give you a sneak peak into the opening of the third and final book of my Tir na Nog Trilogy, working title Conor Kelly and The Three Waves of… Read More

Image courtesy of Jeff Kubina, Wikipedia.

The Blacksmith in Irish Mythology

The most famous blacksmith in Irish mythology is Goibniu (pronounced Gov-new). He was one of the Tuatha de Danann, contemporary with Nuada Argetlam and the Dagda. His name comes from Gobae, or Gobann, which is Old Irish for ‘smith’, although I would say that it is… Read More

Faeth Fiadha, Manannán’s Cloak Of Concealment

In Irish mythology, the Faeth Fiadha (pronounced feh fee-o-ha) is the name of the mysterious mantle of fairy mist which blurs the border between the world of the mortal, and the magical realm of the Sidhe, the Otherworld known as… Read More

The Power of Water in Irish Mythology

It is generally accepted that in ancient times, our ancestors believed one could access the Otherworld via water. It’s understandable; water’s surface acts as a mirror to reflect the sky, mountains, trees all around them. It looked the… Read More

Lugh – The Shining One

Last week, I asked if anyone knew what this is. It’s a Celtic Knot, and this particular one is called Lugh’s Knot. There are lots of references to it on the web, and it seems to be particularly… Read More