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The Book of Killowen  False Mermaid  Lake of Sorrows  Haunted Ground

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Bog Bodies

Tales from the Bog—National Geographic, September 2007
The latest theories on why and how so many Iron Age people ended up in the bogs of northern Europe.

BBC News coverage of recent bog finds
More BBC News coverage
News of the discovery of OldCroghan Man and Clonycavan Man, the two most recent bog bodies discovered in Ireland.

Interactive website associated with the BBC/Timewatch program on the discovery and research into OldCroghan Man and Clonycavan Man.

Interactive website associated with the PBS/Nova program on the discovery and research into OldCroghan Man and Clonycavan Man.

Archaeology Magazine: Bodies of the Bogs
Archaeology magazine's article about bog mummies from December 1997. Lots of good scientific information on bog remains.

Bog Bodies
Kid-friendly site about bog mummies. Includes recipe for making your own mummy out of a Cornish game hen!


Bog Resources

An information and resource website from a group of scientists who study peatlands and the story they tell about the relationship of bogs and climate. Fun features like "Around the World in 80 Peatlands," and "An A-Z of Peatlands." If you want to know more about bogs worldwide, this is the place to go.

IPCC—Irish Peatland Conservation Council
This is a conservation group with a wonderful website that explains the biology of bogs—how they form, what functions they serve in the Irish environment, and more. They have great information about bogland around the world, current efforts at conservation.

Bord na Mona Group
This is the website of Bord na Mona, also known as the Irish Turf Board, is a semi-state company in charge of developing Irish bogland.

Celtic Roots Studio
Bog wood sculptures from the Irish midlands. Lots of good information about the development of bogs, and the history of bog wood and its uses.


Irish Archaeology Resources
Searchable database of Irish archaeological excavations.

Archaeology Ireland
A magazine of general interest about Irish archaeology.

Journal of Irish Archaeology
An academic journal of Irish archaeology.

National Museum of Ireland
The National Museum of Ireland, which collects and preserves ancient artifacts and human remains.


Irish Language Resources

Irish Language Summer School at NUI, Galway
Offers Irish language courses at beginning and intermediate levels. Courses are located at the University's Irish Language Centre in Carraroe (An Cheathru Rua), Co Galway. Students stay with Irish-speaking families. (This is where I studied Irish, way back in 1981...)


Irish Music

Paddy O'Brien
Paddy is often called 'a walking encyclopedia of Irish traditional music.' In addition to being one of Ireland's finest button accordion players, he's also an amazing storyteller and a respected repository of traditional culture.

O'Rourke's Feast
A traditional Irish folk orchestra, headed by Paddy O'Brien, featuring dance melodies like jigs and reels, and older melodies from the Irish tradition, including hornpipes, clan marches, and beautiful old slow airs and harp tunes, and a few original pieces.

An Irish traditional music trio, headed by Paddy O'Brien, featuring Nathan Gourley on fiddle and Brian Miller on guitar and vocals. Offering up tunes and songs in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere, as they were handed down from generation to generation in Ireland. Their name, Chulrua (pronounced cool-ROO-ah), translates from the Irish as "red back," and was the name and distinguishing feature of the favorite wolfhound of ancient Irish hero Fionn MacCumhaill.

The Paddy O'Brien Tune Collection
The place for information and order forms for Paddy's monumental 1,500-tune audio collection of reels and jigs. Volume One was published in 1995; Volume Two came out in 2011, and Volume Three was released in 2014.

Irish Traditional Music Archive
A treasure trove for all Irish music geeks—including an amazing searchable library of materials, digitized sound recordings, images and printed items, interactive musical scores, all available for free through online access. You'll think you've died and gone to Irish music heaven.

James Kelly
One of Ireland's most outstanding traditional fiddle players.

Susan McKeown
A wonderful traditional singer, interpreter, and writer of songs.


Books and Reading

Julie Hart
My big sister, and truly amazing writer. (And I'd say that even if we weren't related, I swear!)

Kenny's Bookshop and Galleries
A Galway institution for many years—with a great selection of Irish books, and prints. Now Ireland's biggest online bookstore.

Read Ireland
Another great online source for ordering books from and about Ireland.
Lovereading combines the good judgment of an independent bookshop with the up-to-date selections of a mail-order book club. They'll help you find new books and authors to keep you inspired and entertained... Here's a link to Erin's author page.


Writing & Publishing Resources

Association of Authors Representatives
Professional association for literary agents.

Backspace—The Writer's Place
A site that helps writers navigate the world of big publishing.

Everyone Who's Anyone in Adult Trade Publishing
Just what it says....

Hallie Ephron
Author of Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock 'Em Dead with Style.

International Thriller Writers
A professional association that promotes the work of thriller writers.

Mystery Writers of America
A professional association for writers of mystery and all types of crime fiction.

Publishers Marketplace
A comprehensive online resource for publishing deals, sales, reviews, agents, editors, news.

Sisters in Crime
A national organization that promotes the work of women mystery writers.

Twin Cities Sisters in Crime
My local Sisters in Crime chapter, working to support readers and librarians, and to promote the work of regional mystery writers.

Who is Reading What?
A fascinating celebrity reading list from the Gardiner Public Library in Gardiner, Maine.

Writing Careers: The Business Behind Becoming an Author
A good primer for people looking into writing as a career path.
(Big thanks to Amelia for this contribution!)