Jan 11

Intro

I love beautiful Castles, and frankly I love art, and history as well. The middle ages lack of recorded history intrigues me. Im no expert or scholar, Im just a fan. On this website I have a collection of interesting images and posts about celtic history and castles. Anything beautiful or interesting from the time that I can find will be posted here. And in the spirit of getting things off on the right foot, here is one of my favorite images of a castle.

Celtic Castle 4

Jan 11

Family

The MacDhádhoc family, according to my research, originally hail from the highlands of Scotland, later migrating down into Ulster, Northern Ireland, and eventually into County Galway, into the ancient province of Connaught …. The “Mac” was later dropped, and the name was anglicanized by the English to the form my family has now used for a few hundred years or so … This side of the family came not only to the Boston area of the U.S., but also to the Carolinas, Georgia, and Alabama in the late 18th century and beyond …. The majority of my father’s family still resides in Georgia, while he, a brother, and two sisters settled in Alabama …. The MacDhádhocs are the artists, the poets, the musicians, and the creators whose Irish blood flows the strongest through my veins …. I have always identified closely with them, and considering I have their auburn red hair, their piercing eyes, their “giggle”, and their temperament (free-spirited, fun-loving, artistic), I am very “MacDhádhoc” in my mannerisms and ways …. If there truly is a “faery people”, The Tuatha de Danann, then the MacDhádhocs are of their lineage — bold, creative, passionate, intelligent, a friend to all furry/fluffy/feathered creatures & children alike, curious, and altruistic …. The people on this side of the family have the “heart of the fey”, and I am no exception !

I have always loved both sides of my family — I have wonderful childhood memories of each of them — and I am honored to write about them today …. Celtic blood is strong, rich, very powerful, very true to it’s roots, and I can’t think of any other heritage I would choose to come from other than Irish/Scottish — Celtic — blood !

Jan 11

Welcome

 Welcome to my Celtic Castle — the Noble House of O’Smolláin-MacDhádhoc — where you will find a small collection of short stories about my Irish heritage, my parents & my family, a few special childhood memories, my thoughts on religious tolerance, and my faith.

I believe my God would have me extend my friendship to all who enter into this Castle, and that’s exactly what I plan to do ! … Therefore, every visitor to my web site — regardless of race, religion, nationality, political affiliation, sexual orientation, etc. etc. — will be “met with Grace and treated with Dignity”, as a reflection of the Heart of Christ.

I have created an Education/Information page – “The Castle Library” – with articles on all the major world religions, celtic/medieval history & culture, medieval/renaissance literature, philosophy, political science, mythology, folklore, classic science, tolerance & understanding, world history, and much more ! — I hope you will visit this particular page — Click Here — as I want this web site to be educational as well as aesthetically pleasing!

I have designed this web site to honor all human beings, and I will tell you that I am an openminded, openhearted Christian who loves learning from other religions, cultures and philosophies, yet is someone who emphatically follows Christ … So if you are offended by Tolerance & Understanding (as a few of my visitors have been), and lest you “judge” me for not following a “Christian only” view here, then I would suggest that you exit now — I truly believe that “for God so loved the World”, and if He loves the whole World, then so should I … I believe my God would have me extend my friendship to all who enter into this Castle, and that’s exactly what I plan to do ! … Therefore, every visitor to my web site — regardless of race, religion, nationality, political affiliation, sexual preference, etc etc — will be “met with Grace and treated with Dignity”, as a reflection of the Heart of Christ …. I pray many blessings upon all who pass through my Castle doors! …. Beir bua agus beannacht, (best wishes), and Sith agus Slainte’ bha (Peace and Good Health to you),

Jul 20

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Mar 23

Understanding The Ins And Outs Of Internet Marketing

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