Monthly Archives: December 2015

For a Friend In Need

“This morning, early, I received a shock; for marriage Is a hard life and each new winter marks A darker degree of dark, a darker image, Another tree-ring added to the soul’s thick bark.” —Paul Durcan Fairly certain it was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

Ray of Light

Newgrange is a Neolithic passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley, Co. Meath, Ireland. It is over 5,000 years old, which makes it older than both Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza. The site has many remarkable features, both … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction | Tagged | 19 Comments

Big Heart

If you’d like to give a beautiful gift, consider becoming a registered organ donor, if you haven’t already. I saw the most amazing story on the BBC a few days ago, by Will Leitch (for the rest of those involved … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 16 Comments

a lecture in Dublin Castle, political and visual culture

Originally posted on Arran Q Henderson:
I received an email today from an academic, currently working with the OPW in Dublin Castle, but whose special area of interest and expertise is Irish cultural nationalism and the United Irishmen.   The lecture,…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

War Again – Watch while you can!!!

Originally posted on the mirror@wordpress.com:
“We come in peace. You leave in pieces,” This brief war video really deserves its place as tonight’s Saturday Night Film ? A spokeswoman for Leave.EU confirmed that the video was posted on their…

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Gifts

The year that my father died, I took him three Christmas gifts. He was living alone at the time, quite depressed, and although we didn’t normally exchange gifts I thought a few little presents might cheer him up a little. … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Uncategorized | Tagged | 15 Comments

Afraid

Tommy’s eyes opened. He knew it was the middle of the night, or early morning, but he was afraid to look at the clock, for fear of seeing the hour. At least I didn’t remember my dreams, he thought. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Short Story, Uncategorized | Tagged | 14 Comments