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Love, Life & Dresses

Love, Life & Dresses

It’s been another lively week here at Gilheaney-Barry HQ. I’m meeting myself at corners along with daffodils, brighter evenings and mornings, oh joy! Those who say spring begins on March 1 in Ireland are wrong. You only have to look around you. The latest review […]

#Banshee The New Book is Coming…

#Banshee The New Book is Coming…

If you follow me anywhere else you already know we’ve had a rough few weeks here at Gilheaney/Barry HQ. First my sister-in-law Lisa Gilheaney, who’s expecting, and her son Cuan, aged two, and my Dad, were all hospitalised within a few weeks of each other, […]

2018 – The Best Year Yet #HappyNewYear

2018 – The Best Year Yet #HappyNewYear

Hello Dear Friends, this night last year we went out in the lane, chasing a low moon. I felt so exhilarated. Like a spell had been cast. I couldn’t wait for 2018 to start. Now today I’m looking back on that year with great happiness. […]

#ThatCuriousLoveofGreen New Year Workshops For 2019 #Writing #Creativity #Vision

#ThatCuriousLoveofGreen New Year Workshops For 2019 #Writing #Creativity #Vision

VISION BOARD WORKSHOP – JAN 5TH 2019 – Turning fantasy into vision, that’s what this is about. It’s what I’m about too. Part workshop, part group coaching, part magic spell. And it’s all happening right here in my kitchen on January 5th, with Prosecco, creativity […]

#CailleachWitch Is Becoming A Series.

#CailleachWitch Is Becoming A Series.

The big news for those who don’t follow on FB is Cailleach-Witch is becoming a series. And, I’ve started the next TWO books. Things happen fast around here. We’re talking a prequel called CHANGELING, and another called FEVER. The Cleary family again, but set in […]

Our Connection to Nature + Identity. #CailleachWitch

Our Connection to Nature + Identity. #CailleachWitch

What is your novel Cailleach~Witch about? Answer no 74. Nature connectedness + Identity. The deep connection to nature that the Cleary women have, and that is possible for all of us. Nature is part of their identity, and so it is for me. We are […]


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What is your novel Cailleach~Witch about?
Answer no 74. Nature connectedness + Identity.

The deep connection to nature that the Cleary women have, and that is possible for all of us. Nature is part of their identity, and so it is for me.

We are nature – we are not separate. Sadly for many the connection is broken, because of the strains of modern life. Throughout the book the women are described as being ‘one and the same’ as the mountain, the elements, the wildness of Sliabh Earrach. As being ‘The wildness in human form.’ 

And the landscape too has a voice in the form of the Cailleach. The formidable spirit of winter, of it’s darkest aspects. Which must be accepted too. In this way the landscape becomes, as many of you have pointed out, another character. None of these are to be conquered, but accepted, free. For the benefit of all. 

Did you find/feel this on reading the book? If you have another other thoughts I’d love to hear them. Wishing you a wonderful week out there. Remember to get outside even for a short time, every day. We boost our connectedness to nature, our well-being, by spending time there, and noticing. Much Love, Jane

CAILLEACH~WITCH a modern gothic, mystery novel set in 90’s Ireland is now available on Amazon.