Deirdre Holding

Deirdre Holding

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Deirdre Holding and her husband, Nicholas, first visited Armenia in 2001, as ordinary tourists. She was closely involved in the preparation of the first two editions of Armenia with Nagorno Karabagh, written by Nicholas, and after he died in 2008 she took over the authorship for the third and now the fourth edition, continuing to visit the country regularly.

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Chess in Armenia

For a small country of only three million inhabitants, Armenia has a remarkably high standing in the world of chess.

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Armenian churches

As author Deirdre Holding explains, Armenia’s long Christian history means that the country has a wealth of ancient churches and monasteries, many of which are highlights of any trip to Armenia.

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Armenian cross-stones – a Celtic connection?

Author Deirdre Holding discusses the possibility of a connection between the Armenian cross-stones and Celtic artefacts.

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