Cleveland Comhrá: Top Ten of 2023

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 […]

Cleveland Comhrá: The Winter Solstice

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.

Cleveland Comhrá: Carmilla

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.

Cleveland Irish: Where Did O-H-I-O Come From?

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.

Cleveland Comhrá: The Dullahan

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.

Cleveland Irish: Bluestone Hibernians

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.

Cleveland Comhrá: Lord Dunsany

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 […]