Don’t Forget St. Gertrude

Well, you learn something new every day. Not only is today St. Patrick’s Day, but it is also St. Gertrude’s Day. And Gertrude is the patron saint of cats.   Ironically, or maybe not, one of the few photographs I have is this one, of my great-grandmother, Rose Glennon Lamb and her daughter, Gertrude in the back row. There is also a cat in…

Brigid’s Day: Imbolc and Candlemas

February. Those who celebrate the early days of this month will either be in church or in the fields, both celebrating Brigid, in two of her aspects. February 1st marks the start of spring on the Celtic calendar, also known as the festival of Imbolc. Imbolc, St. Brigid’s day, Candlemas.  It’s also the Catholic celebration of the Feast of St. Brigid, or Candlemas. Myth…

The Brigid Series

Originally posted on Limelight Literature:
   Here’s a little info about author Sheila R Lamb and her novels . About Fiery Arrow: Brigid, a gifted druid priestess, seeks to preserve Ireland’s ancient religion when Christianity broaches its shores. When she confronts Patrick, the charismatic leader of the newly-arrived Christians, she realizes they have a shared history, tied together by a bond formed lifetimes before. As Brigid…

Brigid on Tour! Virtual Book Tour…

Just in time for ‪#‎Imbolc‬ and ‪#‎St. Brigid’s Day‬…Once a Goddess virtual book tour! Follow Brigid as she …ok, as we…visit 5 blogs in 5 days! 2/2/15 Monday – TNBBC – Where Writer’s Write 2/3/15 Tuesday – The Book Cove 2/4/15 Wednesday – Kelly Smith Reviews 2/5/15 Thursday – Limelight Literature 2/6/15 Friday – JMWW Thanks to Melanie Page at Grab the Lapels!

Winter Solstice at Newgrange.

Check out MythicalIreland.com.  Here’s a little bit of what they had to say: “On the Winter Solstice, the light of the rising sun enters the roofbox at Newgrange and penetrates the passage, shining onto the floor of the inner chamber. The sunbeam illuminates the chamber of Newgrange for just 17 minutes…” http://www.mythicalireland.com/ancientsites/newgrange According to Mythical Ireland.com: “The Tuatha Dé Danann, who ruled Ireland in…