The Magick of Irish Castles

Dunluce Castle steps to ocean
For a special treat for the holidays, I thought I’d share some photos of a few castles I got to explore on my visits to my Mum’s home in Northern Ireland





15 Responses to The Magick of Irish Castles

  • Beth Trissel says:

    Wow! What a gorgeous and fascinating post. I love it. I especially love that Irish saying about the path taking you. So true! Authors get caught up in their writing when they embark on a path. Your images are just wonderful, Patty, and your stories.

    • Patty says:

      So pleased you stopped by, Beth and enjoyed the post! And bless your heart, thank you for your kind comments. ((Hugs))

  • Cathy Hammerschmidt says:

    Love your pictures of the castle! I can see where you get your writing inspiration from these wonderful old castles and settings. There is so much history. I can just imagine the people, the animals and daily life of the time period! Love it!

    • Patty says:

      Hi Cathy! and thanks for stopping by 🙂 I’m delighted you enjoyed the photos. Yes, so much history and untold mysteries to make the imagination run wild 🙂 Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and wonderful holiday season!!!

  • I so enjoyed the tour of the castle but your “teasing” peek into Mortal Magick left me on the edge of my seat, taking me right back into the heart of the story as if I was reading for the first time!

    May you have the merriest Christmas and a gloriously blessed New Year, my friend! ((((HUGS))))

    • Patty says:

      Merry Christmas Maeve ((HUGS)) Bless your heart, thank you for your very kind words 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! I hope you’ll stop back soon for a special
      Scottish “Hogmanay” post 🙂

  • Oh, my gosh, Patty. Not only did I enjoy your pictures and blog, I LOVED the excerpt!

    This in particular just grabbed me!!
    “By the Goddess!I’m stuck inside a dungeon! Now she knew how wild animals must feel trapped inside a cage. Like a brutal fist shoved in her face, the cold hand of reality struck her. She had to get out of here. Now.”

    Mortal Magick is a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing this!

    • Patty says:

      Good Morning Lane and Merry Christmas to you and your family ((Hugs))
      thanks so much for stopping by my post and I’m thrilled you enjoyed the excerpt 🙂
      So glad you enjoy reading my stories – can’t wait to get back on the 3rd book in the series,
      “Dragon-Fae Magick” – there will definitely by dragons and castle scenes in this one 🙂

    • Patty says:

      Merry Christmas Doris! So glad you stopped by and enjoyed the photos 🙂
      Thanks for posting! ((hugs))

  • Beautiful photos and a gripping excerpt. I share your fascination with castles, although I haven’t really visited any in Ireland, just Scotland and Wales. Your series sounds thrilling.

    • Patty says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Mary! Yes, I love visiting castles, makes my imagination run wild 🙂
      I’ve seen a few castles in Scotland, but not Wales. Hoping you can visit a few in Ireland one day too.
      Glad you enjoyed the excerpt and hope you’ll stop by again soon. Happy Holidays 🙂

  • Patty says:

    Ok, it’s 8 pm EST here, and time to announce the winner 🙂
    Everyone that left a comment, your name has been put in a box – shaking the box – having Wee Darby and Samson help me pull out one of the folded slips of paper – – – – and the winner is – – – – Doris Hoffman! Congratulations Doris! I’ll be in touch with you soon so you can get your free copy of Sea Wolf Magick 🙂