I’ve been deep in a final round of edits on my teen novel Circle of Nine – Beltany, so deep that I barely realized that today is MAY DAY!! (Which is nearly sacrilegious in a Pagan sort of way, given that the heart of this novel is the May Day Celebration.)
May Day is also called Beltane in Ireland. There’s a stone circle in County Donegal named Beltany featured in many scenes in my book. The name suggests that the Beltane holiday was celebrated here, but of course, we just don’t know. That’s not surprising. There’s an awful lot we don’t know about these stone circles, making them incredibly intriguing – at least to me.
The Beltany stone circle is 145 feet in diameter with 64 stones remaining. The circle probably had 80 stones originally.... Continue Reading