While "The Cross of Ciaran" may be fictional, as is Ciaran's priesthood, I have tried to base it in fact wherever possible. Take a look at what actual life in 432 AD Ireland might have looked like.
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The Celtic year was divided into eight festivals
Take a peak at what it might have looked like to live in 5th century Ireland.
Photo by Mick Lobb
The Celt took pride in his or her appearance. Take a look at what they wore.
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Learn a little bit more about some of the myths mentioned in the book.
The Celts were fond of tattooing their bodies and Ciaran was no exception. Find out the meaning behind some tattoes.
To the Celts, each tree had its own special powers and attributes and knowing which wood to use for each situation could mean the difference between good fortune and bad.
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The Celts were fond of tattooing their bodies and Ciaran was no exception. Find out the meaning behind some tattoes. .
Ciaran talks about Padraig. Read a little bit about the popular Irish saint and how he converted Ireland.
Some of the sites in the series - real and imaginary. Some of the sites may not actually be where I place them, but it is fiction, so I've given myself a bit of poetic License. When they're not the actual sites, however, I will let you know.
A list of words and terms
that are used in
"The Cross of Ciaran" series
Ogham is the Celtic Tree alphabet written by cutting slashes or twigs on a vertical line or stem. Take a look to learn more about it and see if you can write your name in ogham.
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