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"The Coming of the Sons of Miled", illustration by J. C. Leyendecker in T. W. Rolleston's Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race, 1911

Who Were Ireland’s First Inhabitants?

Pop culture tells us that Ireland was always teeming with ancient Celts. But archaeology, and even Irish mythology, tell different stories about Ireland’s prehistoric inhabitants.

man and woman in Celtic dress (Tartan)

Where Did Celtic Culture Originate?

In their heyday, the ancient Celts occupied territories across Europe. But where did the Celts come from originally? And in which direction(s) did Celtic culture spread?

pic of horned god statue

Who Were the Ancient Celts?

Uncover the culture behind the kilt in this introduction to the ancient Celts, Europe’s most misunderstood and misrepresented ancient peoples.

The Top 10 Irish Horror Movies

A list of the top-rated Irish horror films as ranked by users of IMDb. Surely one of these Irish-made spine-tinglers will be the highlight of your Samhain movie night.

a trio of halloween masks from celtic mythology: dragon, stag, wolf

13 Celtic Myth-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Honor Halloween’s Celtic roots this spooky season by dressing up in a costume worthy of an Irish god…or monster. These Samhain costume ideas will hopefully help get your creative juices flowing.

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About the Author

Hi, I’m I.E.: full-time stay-at-home dad, part-time writer, retired pub musician, editor of Neon Druid, author of Irish Myths in Your Pocket.

Originally from Boston, I moved to Montréal at 18 and lived in an Irish pub, leaving occasionally to earn a degree in Humanistic Studies / World Religions from McGill.

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Neon Druid: An Anthology of Urban Celtic Fantasy

A collection of 17 short stories, NEON DRUID mixes urban fantasy and Celtic mythology, creating a universe where lecherous leprechauns and debaucherous druids inhabit the local pubs, and where shapeshifting water spirits from Scotland and sword-wielding warriors from Ireland lurk in the alleyways. Learn more…