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M.A. 2006 National University of Ireland, Honors Publications: The Starship of Bru Na Boinne, Bohemian Quarterly, 2004


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A.B., University of California Berkeley, Hons. J.D., Hastings College of the Law M.A., National University of Ireland, Galway

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2016-06-19 Cultural history concerning crosses and their purpsoe.:

Dear Mr. Dolan    Please know that I am away in the Bahamas and without the benefit of my library, but, briefly, so you can begin thinking about this:  1. The intersecting lines and knots,  Icovellavna

2015-05-30 meaning of symbols:

Dear Karen,    A curve ball from Northern Ireland.  Sword and shield brooches or pins are more common in Scotland than in Northern Ireland, but many Northern Irish trace their  roots to Scotland.  So the

2015-04-18 Celtic mythology:

Dear Michael,    Not to my knowledge.  However, you might contact Sandy Percevel at Templehouse, Ballymote, Sligo who has a much better feel for the otherworld and can  possibly assist. You can write him

2014-10-07 Irish teenager:

Dear Anna and Cici,    I am far from being a teenager but I have observed teenagers in Ireland.  What they love to do, if they can do it (by virtue of age requirements) is hang out in the   pubs, drink

2014-01-08 Origin of name:

Dear Keegan,    Since 'Keegan' is one of my family names, it would seem to me that your middle name is derived  from 'O'Seaghdaha', which is indeed Gaelic for "stately". We do not find it in the lexicography


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