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Tag Archives: ireland

Irish Holy Wells, part 3

(Irish holy wells, part 1; part 2.)   This post is going to be almost all photographs. St. Culain’s Well […]

A Night at the Book Mart

  I have to tell you about the monthly poetry open mic Paddy hosts at a wonderful secondhand bookshop in […]

Vegan Ireland: Cork, part 2

After the night of that lovely Japanese-inspired meal with Emily at My Goodness, I headed out to West Cork (between […]

Streedagh Beach

  As you know, research is one of my favorite aspects of the novel-writing process—particularly when I get to drive […]

Irish Holy Wells, part 2

(Irish holy wells, part 1.)   After a few nights in some random little towns in Roscommon and Leitrim, I […]


Three years ago this month I decided to cut all animal products out of my diet. Not coincidentally, these have […]

Irish Holy Wells, part 1

I have visited six holy wells for novel research over the past couple of weeks. Some were well tended, others […]

Irish Spring

After that seemingly interminable New England winter (heck, everywhere winter), it was wonderful to land in Ireland and find spring […]

Letter to a Reluctant Traveler

When I was nineteen, I had the opportunity to write for a travel guide called Hanging Out in Ireland. It was going to be my job for the summer: to travel for five weeks around the southern half of the island, taking notes on every castle, restaurant, hostel and pub, then come home and write 100,000 words. I was elated, and I was terrified. My mother felt all the terror and none of the elation. She said, “Can’t you get an office job?”

The Passage Assassin

Diarmuid took me on a day trip through Connemara for my birthday in November 2006. Not bad for a disposable […]

Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.