Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Recommendation Round Up {for April}

cover of Lugh na Bua/Lugh the Deliverer, artwork by Sean Fitzgerald
This is a new installment on the blog that I hope to keep up with on a monthly basis where I share different media and events that I come across that I think might be of interest to other Gaelic Polytheists. There is quite a bit for the month of April, so I hope that you all enjoy.

First up is a video from Lora O'Brien's Youtube channel that some folks might find helpful:

Very recently there were two books published that I can't wait to add to my shelves! A Cottage and Three Acres is written by Colette O'Neill of a lovely blog called Bealtaine Cottage. The book is about Colette's journey of taking a barren piece of land in Ireland and making it a little piece of paradise. The book can be purchased straight from the author If you are into Permaculture, gardening, sustainability or Irish folklore, you will love her blog, so check it out.

The second book is Lugh na Bua/Lugh the Deliverer written by Cathal Ó Searcaigh & Seán Ó Gaoithín and illustrated by the very talented Sean Fitzgerald. The book is described as "Two new tellings of a Donegal Folktale concerning the troublesome Balor and Lugh of the Tuatha Dé Danann". The book can be purchased directly from the illustrator {for a limited time, until his 60 copies sell}, from the publisher or on Amazon. Make sure to check out Sean Fitzgerald's blog too, which besides his artwork he shares beautiful photos of his garden and sacred sites in Ireland. 

There have been a few really great posts from some of the blogs I regularly haunt. Cailleach's Herbarium explores the fairy faith and animism in Scotland in their most recent post Who the Hell is Sidhe?Anna from Sweet Delicate Thing writes about her findings and take about an Irish Goddess in Resurrecting the Irish Gods: Flidais, Morgan Daimler from Living Liminally sets some things straight in Misinformation and Truths About the Morrigan, and Jane Brideson of The Ever-Living Ones shares her adventure to a dolmen in Co. Roscommon, Ireland in Walking the Path of the Ancestors.

And finally, there are some upcoming events happening in my neck of the woods that I urge folks to go to if they happen to be in the area! From April 28th to 30th the Irish Language Immersion Weekend is going on here in Kingston Ontario Canada, which is by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Harp of Tara/Kingston Branch. From May 12th-14th the Spring Rain Weekend is happening a wee bit further from me in Centre Wellington Ontario Canada, featuring Irish music, dance and language workshops. 



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