Category Archives: victorian ireland

Past Meets Present.

The MSC Splendida, eleventh longest cruise ship in the world, docked in Cobh on May 12, 2015 carrying over 4,500 passengers and crew. It was  a beautiful sunny day and the place was buzzing with tourists. We even bumped into … Continue reading

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Intricate

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.” In 1847, with Ireland in the grip of a famine that had been ravaging the country for two years, a nun at the Presentation convent in Youghal, county Cork, came … Continue reading

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A Turning of the Tide

Book 3 of An Irish Family Saga is available as a pre-order on Amazon. ‘A Turning of the Tide’ finds James McGrother once again forced to make difficult decisions while he picks up the pieces of other people’s lives.

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The Birds and The Bees, Victorian Style.

I thought I might post a fictional conversation that takes place between two of my youngest characters in the book I’m now working on. The setting is Victorian Ireland in the 1860’s and fourteen year old Mary-Anne is trying to … Continue reading

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