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Standing On a summer’s evening Atop Magical Tara’s Hill Staring at a sunset Casting its long shadow Over mystical ground Towards an ancient mound, Giving life to ...
Awaiting At night’s end Amid assemblage This awe – inspiring Event Musing With Spirits Ancient tribes Previous witnesses On hallowed site Stillness descends Appearance of light Creeps up passageway Illuminating chamber Sacred symbols Mystical moment Sun Solstice Newgrange. 2007
An Evening in June
The Scotch Pines kept sentry by the hilltop where the St. John’s Eve fire blazed. We feasted on Mi – Wadi and ...
I walk in the clear waters of my childhood, again curious to undo the strings of the old clutch bag and live ...
Lance Corporal Anthony Naughton
An Exemplary Soldier Naughton recovered from injuries sustained to return to his campaign in his short Military career. Anthony Naughton was born ...
Slievemore: The Abandoned Village
You park your car on a low slope under the graveyard wall. Always there is a mound of fresh-turned earth, flowers in pottery ...
Book of Kells
Ireland’s Treasured Manuscript This manuscript’s date or place of production has been the subject of considerable debate, yet it is acknowledged ...
Fog across waters That are now silent Tears shed are but no more Memories of 1912 awakened By the sound of peeling bell Voices calling ...
A Nation Once Again: The Irish Chapbook
‘Valkyrie’ Kerry Kelly is a multi-graduate, wife and mum of five. She lives in Mayo, Ireland and writing is her ...
Red Admiral by Emily Land
Best of the Robe
Lacken and Killala
Museum of Country Life Turlough, Castlebar, Co Mayo
On the hither bank of the dark river, Methuselah-Heron stood, the flow of minute, nor day, nor season bothering him; this side ...
The dog lay at the end of the kitchen having been evicted from under the table by the feet and legs of ...
Perspective from the 21st Century
Interviewer: Mary O’Reilly Interviewee: Maura McGuinness Date: 12th December 2016 Location: Castlebar, Co. Mayo
In her dream she was always walking towards or into: the sea, the road, the lane, the haggard, gate and yard, old ...
The Light of Heaven
Title: The Light of Heaven Interviewer: Sorcha O’Brien Interviewee: Eileen Aylward Location: Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny Date: 26th June 2017
Mother Morrogh – Bernard
Religious This Catholic Nun ensured a town would prosper with her work ethic. Agnes Morrogh was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England on ...
Garrarus Beach: a short journey on the last boat
They are all gone now, passed away, the small group of men who had fished their small boats off the ...
Rev. Fr. John Heneghan
Columban Missionary / Editor / Author This Mayo priest of the Colomban Fathers was an interesting man as an author plus ...
In famine, the dead were never far from us. Parents and children lay strewn on doorsteps or along roadsides and they were so far ...