The Dorchae Kindle Vella Story

The entities, names, places, events, and incidents on this page are used fictitiously or are the products of the author’s imagination for the Kindle Vella series, The Dorchae. Pronunciations for words, their meanings in English, and significance in the series can be found on this page.

Village of Coillemaorga

The red circle shows the area of Ireland "The Dorchae" Kindle Vella Series is set in.

Coillemaorga (KWEH-leh WEER-a-gah) is the village where the Irish coven Maorga Loinnir (WEER-a-gah len-yin) have lived since the time of the Druids. 

The River Loinnir runs parallel to the village and is an aquatic ley line that leads from the Atlantic Ocean, through Dingle Bay, to the coven’s sacred pool in a nearby forest meadow.

At its height, the village and the surrounding area was home to two thousand Maorga Loinnir witches who were known up and down Ireland’s west coast as powerful healers.

Over the centuries, as church missionaries descended on Ireland like a plague, and technology reduced people’s need for healers, some coven members turned their backs on the old ways and sought jobs in Ireland’s cities or on the continent.

The coven retreated and consolidated back to the village of Coillemaorga. Today, there are around two hundred men, women, and children who carry on the Maorga Loinnir’s traditions there.


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For this story, I've used the area around real-life Dingle Bay and real-life River Carragh becomes River Loinnir. The Sacred Pool is my own invention.

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The Dorchae is a work of fiction. Names, characters, organizations, places, events, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental.

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