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jane B
Pagan artist living in rural Ireland.
Pagan artist living in rural Ireland.
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2017 Circling the Year
As 2017 passes I look back at the year's adventures. The darkness of winter was illuminated by the magical work of Harry Clarke. ‘He might have incarnated here from the dark side of the moon …  Harry Clarke is one of the strangest geniuses of his time’   - ...
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A millon stars, a thousand candles.
Though the Solstice has passed the nights are long. I pass through sleep-wrapped villages where turf smoke hangs low.  Upon the cold hills all is silence. Above a million stars. Below a thousand candles burn in windows to welcome the weary. * Traditionall...
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A visit to Knockfierna at Bealtaine and the folklore of Donn, the god of the dead, fairy king and Otherworld horseman - a new post on The Ever-Living Ones.

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A visit to Knockfierna at Bealtaine and the folklore of Donn, the god of the dead, fairy king and Otherworld horseman - a new post on The Ever-Living Ones.
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Knockfierna, where Donn of the Dead rides out ....
In these short, dark days of the dying year the figure of Donn Fírinne haunts my imagination. Donn, Lord of the Dead and Fairy King, rides out from his Otherworld palace beneath Knockfierna  on his white horse, roaming the landscape of Limerick and beyond. ...
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A Samhain Tale from The Cailleach: "A twitch of whiskers then I was off across the silvered land. Past Lone Thorn, Shining Mound and Sacred Well."
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Tales from The Cailleach: INTO A HARE
A sharp sickle hangs above the Lough Field. By the hearth I rest my bones, thoughts conjured by shifting shadows. How much reaping have I seen since those first seeds were planted? How many harvests by scythe, then horse now harvester? In bygone days they t...
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At the Well of the White Tree
Driving through the Blackstairs mountains I was in a daze. Irritated that I had forgotten the map, I took the wrong direction out from town and now I needed to clear my head. Negotiating a bend in the road I was thinking the perfect place to stop would be a...
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