Book Review – Life’s Too Short

I’m very fussy when it comes to picking books. Fantasy and historical fiction are my favourite genres and I read them almost exclusively. I am also a writer and – surprise, surprise – these are the genres I write too. About four years ago, I was on a writing critique site called Critique Circle. IContinue reading “Book Review – Life’s Too Short”

☘️Books about Ireland that you should read☘️

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! ☘️☘️☘️ In Ireland, all celebrations are cancelled because of covid-19. What to do then? Ah – what about reading a good book! I know I’ll be reading at some stage, so thought I’d write a post about my favourite Irish literature in case anybody else felt like celebrating St Paddy’s DayContinue reading “☘️Books about Ireland that you should read☘️”

Ireland in focus: Newgrange

Newgrange is a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley, County Meath. This makes Newgrange older than both the Great Pyramids and Stonehenge (predating these structures by 400 years and 1,000 years respectively) and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. The passage tomb in Newgrange was constructed toContinue reading “Ireland in focus: Newgrange”

How to pick an Irish king?

Picking a King in Ireland was complicated. The method of selecting kings in other European countries was based on the Principle of Primogeniture – which essentially meant the first born son to the current king inherited the throne. There was therefore only one heir to the throne. This rule, though simple, caused all sorts ofContinue reading “How to pick an Irish king?”