A Love Story, Irish folklore
By Bob Carney This is my fourth year of sharing my top ten books of the previous year, and believe it or not, it is becoming more difficult every year […]
Explore the ancient Celtic traditions around the Winter Solstice in Ireland, from the celebration at Newgrange to the battle between the Oak King and the Holly King. Discover the rich history of solstice festivities, including mistletoe rituals and the adaptation of Celtic practices into Christian celebrations. Uncover the connections between pagan beliefs and modern Christmas traditions.
By Bob Carney For many centuries, testing the strength of men and even some women in Ireland, was done by picking up lifting stones. They varied in weight, with some […]
Discover the roots of vampire fiction in Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic tale, “Carmilla.” Learn about the eerie storyline and its significance in the horror genre. Dive into the captivating world of Victorian vampire literature.
Francis McGarry delves into the historical narrative of Ohio, connecting it to global conflicts and economic forces. It highlights the impact of the Beaver Wars, the introduction of corn, and the role of Native American groups in shaping the region. McGarry also touches on Irish trade in Ohio and the presence of the Irish in colonial America.
Delve into the eerie world of Irish folklore, where supernatural tales inspire classic horror stories. Discover headless riders known as Dullahan, banshees foretelling doom, and other spooky creatures that may have influenced iconic horror literature and movies. Explore the rich tapestry of Irish mythology, perfect for sharing with the next generation.
Join us in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Bluestone Division, an AOH chapter with a rich history rooted in Irish labor and heritage. Named after Euclid Bluestone, this thriving community pays tribute to the Irish laborers who shaped the region.
By Bob Carney Wolfhound Part OneIf you’re a regular reader of this column, you’re aware that Mary and I love animals. We share our home with three cats, our little […]
By Bob Carney “Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities.” A simple observation from a man who spent a lifetime crafting tales of fantasy […]