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MAY 2023
COVER REVEAL for a new series!
Cover Reveal!
Mrs. O’Brien made her debut in The Little Shop of Murders Anthology.

Now enjoy a full length mystery novel featuring Dublin’s oldest family owned music shop, a host of memorable characters and of course, Teresa O’Brien - she may be in her seventies but she’s sharp-witted and kindly, with a will of iron. 

MAY 2023
Lovely interview with Charade Media/Charade Books

APRIL 2023 Delighted to have a story in Little Shop of Murders, international charity anthology benefitting children in Ireland, Uk and USA


Sunday 29th January I will be teaching a class for the IPS: A Matter of Life and Death: Modern Ceremony from Authentic Traditions
This class will focus on Funerary Rites, the importance of old traditions in grief and transition, how the lessons learned can be used to create authentic rites of passage for all life's transitions, viewing all of our milestones including death as a transition. There will also be sections on other modern forms of transition from Divorce, to moving home, to "coming out" (sexual orientation and gender) and of course, weddings and births. 


Interview with ArtZone, Dundalk Fm on December 10th - talking the Nina Hayes Series The Old Bat CHronicles Bk 1 The Kimberly Killing

Tune in to LIFFEY SOUND FM on Sunday 30th OCT at 11.00 am to hear me talk writing, books and The Caroline Jordan series with the lovely Teresa Quinn on BOOKLINE
Preview on

OCTOBER 16th 9pm Irish Time
Reading the Flames, Irish Traditions of Divination

  • *fire reading, cloud gazing, reading signs from birds and animals
  • *divination using found objects
  • *the written word, signs and omens, symbols
  • *pendulums and unconscious "receiving"
  • *telling the future at Samhain / special days
This class includes meditations and techniques to ensure a receptive frame of mind; and important instruction on boundaries during divination and understanding mixed unclear results. Full explanation is provided, making it suitable even for complete beginners in basic techniques.

May 15th 2022 9pm Irish Time
Seat of Power...Urban Paganism in Irish traditions

I'LL be teaching Urban Paganism, including authentic spiritual connection with an urban environment, finding deity, understanding magical energy in communities and more. Join us online from 9pm on Sunday 15th. Class is €30, live. Can be bought as a recorded class also.

New for 22 -
1. The Body Beautiful, book three of the Caroline Jordan Mystery Series will be out later this year: catch up on the previous books HERE

2. Draíocht Ceoil, The Sound of Magic in Irish Tradition, a non fiction work that will explore the practice of Irish traditions using sound and music will be out later this year, and will have additional online recordings and help to supplement the book. Pre-orders will open in Autumn.
3.There are exciting plans afoot to host a podcast, featuring both Irish Crime Fiction and additionally the Poetry Series on Alzheimer and the family carer, in two separate blocks. This will require a commitment of time and effort on my part but I'm really excited by this new opportunity and hope to have it up and running in late Spring.

 I will be teaching two classes in 2022 on the  Irish Pagan School (May and October) and you access my previous classes there too. The IPS promotes Indigenous Irish education on folkmagic, folk lore, Old Irish and Modern Irish practices and Irish Spirituality. It offers a huge range of free material, affordable packages, scholarships and quality live and recorded classes.

As ever, always delighted to hear from you at - If you would like to participate in the PODCAST either as a Family Carer or a Crime Fiction Writer or reviewer, please do contact me.

It's Publication Day !!
The Body Count, A Caroline Jordan Mystery Book 2 is here

New Friends. New Clients. New Enemies.
Old Secrets...

It's 2012 and the banking scandals have hit Ireland hard; the Bank of Leinster finds its image in need of emergency help. Which means Jordan PR is about to pitch for their biggest contract yet - the only problem is the fresh corpse in the Bank's meeting room!
This time Caroline is determined not to get involved. Political reforms loom, there's a wedding to plan and an iconic Art exhibition to arrange. But in Ireland, old secrets bind strange fellows and as Caroline realizes the web of lies runs from the boardroom to the art world, DS Doyle calls in a favour.
Can Caroline resist investigating the rising Body Count?

Fun, fast-paced, modern murder mystery set in Dublin, Ireland among politicians, socialites, bankers, Anglo-Irish aristocrats and eccentric artists.

New free Caroline Jordan Short Story, The Ghost of Belgrange, available to newsletter subscribers (plus free access to previous giveaways)
Sign up to get in on the action!

Join me on Saturday 28th at the Mael Bridge Book launch, to celebrate her new Bridget of Ireland Devotional, A poetic devotional to our most beloved Goddess (later Saint) of Ireland.
This will be a communal celebration, and I am delighted to say I will be reading a poem. It begins at 9pm Irish time Sat 28th(1 pm Pacific Time USA) and runs for about an hour. Registration is free through ticket tailor, event is on Zoom. Please do join us for this joyful and uplifting event!

This month for me, is all about giving back. Inspired by the story of Lugh and his foster mother Tailtiu, it's a time to give to my community. At the moment an important community for me is that of the Family Carer, especially those caring for people with ALzheimer's and Dementia. As I deal with the every day pain and burden of being a family carer, I have found so much support and understanding not from official websites or advocacy groups but from facebook groups and similar, where ordinary carers meet online to discuss our days.
I have launched a series of poems Beside Manners: Alzheimer's and the Family Carer. Poems go up on Twitter, and then are cross posted with full commentary to Instagram. You can follow me on either site @gercelt - and if you have personal lived experiences to share in any written or viisual form, you are more than welcome to contribute. Email me or DM on Twitter/Insta (do put Poetry Series in your post, or it will get overlooked)

Poems 1-5 are up and poems 6-10 follow in the next 5 days (August 11th onwards)

Commemoration Ceremony - FREE
I am currently writing a template for a commemoration service, for use free of charge for anyone who lost someone during C19 and were unable to celebrate their funeral adequately. Once it's available, if you need help personalizing it I am happy to help. I hope to offer it from August 25th onwards.


Check out my new course on Irish Pagan School
Draíocht Ceoil
Sound and Magic in an Irish Tradition, with a Native Irish File

Recorded live -
Online Class which explores the Irish magical tradition of Sound and Music , with a native File (Poet).
Draíocht Ceoil is an Irish folk magic tradition with its roots in our Druidic/ Filí heritage. It focuses on the use of sound including words to create magical effect; also to understand the sounds found in the natural world and use them to attune spirit to place. Sound can be used to change the energy of a place, manipulate crowd energy, or focus spell work. Music and word was inextricably linked in Irish traditions, and Draíocht Ceoil has many facets and equally, many uses.

Part 1 will cover:
  • Introduction to Draíocht Ceoil
  • Druidic and Old Irish roots
  • Folk magic tradition
Part 2 and Part 3 will include practical examples, lots of noise, and fun!Covering the magical properties of sound, such as:

  • Man made sound high/medium/low notes
  • And sound in nature "whisper, song, roar"
  • Awareness of Sound, affect of sound on individual/groups/places.
Combining sound and word to produce magical change and transformation:
  • Using music with existing magical practices
  • Using music to help spirituality
  • Using sound in nature to connect to land.
Taking this course through the IPS supports native Irish educators and prioritizes Indigenous Irish practices



Missed the launch? check it out here

The Body Politic is available now in paperback on Amazon
  • ISBN-13 : 979-8639992001
  • ASIN : B08WTZR96T
Only €9.95 / £8.75 / $10.75

PREORDER NOW - The kindle edition of The Body Politic is available online for the introductory price of €3.30 to reward early bird buyers and supporters! Also preorder customers are invited to the March Virtual Book Launch!


The Body Politic, the new detective novel by Geraldine Moorkens Byrne, will be available for preorder soon! Kindle release date is February 28th (available for pre order from Feb 21st)
Paperbacks will be available from Amazon initially, then from selected bookshops and direct from Author. Release date pending.
Kindle edition available to friends and family and early birds initially at €3.95
Paperback €9.75 from Amazon UK, De, USA and most other channels.
We will post links as soon as available.
Bookshops or looking to buy direct please PM, favourable wholesale rates available as ever!
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Delighted to announce that my first detective novel The Body Politic will be released FEB 2021
Title: The Body Politic, A Caroline Jordan Mystery
Humourous, lighthearted, cosy mystery, fun read, set in the world of Ireland's Public Relations / Political/ Socialite scene (with added Gangsters)

Full details, February 21st


My new class on The Rosc, Poetic Magic from our Druidic Past is available for download from the Irish Pagan School

Online Class which gives an introduction to the Old Irish form of Poetry called Rosc (a short poem, ode or chant), which is integral to Ireland's native Magic and Spiritual Practices - from a native Irish File (Poet), who will bring you on a journey through this Poetic Magic from our Druidic past.

We examine questions and cover topics such as:
  • -- An intro to Draiocht Ceoil (the magic of words and sound)
  • -- An examination of what a Rosc is, in poetic terms
  • -- The type of magic it was used for
  • -- Examples of the Rosc from Old Irish literature
  • -- Its use in Draiocht Ceoil and folk magic
  • -- The construction of a Rosc
This class includes some practical prompts, discussion, Q&A from the live session, and instructional 'homework' for you to construct your own Rosc poetry!

This teaching is suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience in this area, or in other traditions. You do not have to be dedicated to or working with any Irish Gods, Guides, or Guardians to take this class.

Your Course access enrollment below includes recorded access to:

  • -- Class Presentation Slides
  • -- Class Video
  • -- Class Audio
  • -- Class Chat Log/Resources
  • -- BONUS Resources
You will get the unique perspective of a native Irish File who has studied Rosc Poetry directly, and is a published modern Irish poet and musician too. You can find more of Geraldine's work at