Once Upon A Time

Happy Birthday Elvis

Happy Birthday Elvis

I was very young when Elvis died in August 1977, only 4 years old and a few weeks shy of starting school god help me. The world still consisted of our little house on Convent Road, books, siblings and a lot of great stuff on […]

Corraleehan

Corraleehan

My father came from the mountain, my mother from the valley. Memories of my mothers home are older, from when we were younger, and full of sunshine. The children of children born in the famine, these grandparents are harder to grasp. Patrick Fox is an […]

Imbolc, St Brigid & Girl Rising…

Today, January 31st is St Brigids Eve and tomorrow St Brigids Day or Imbolc is the all important festival of spring that marks the passage from the dark half of the year to the bright half, hip, hip, hooray, we made it! In honour of […]

Miskawn

Miskawn

To get to Miskawn you go up.  The house of my grandparent’s held its back to the mountain while fields in front swept down. We loved to run those fields, a blur of daffodils, rushes and hay bales, usually with cousins.  Our heads pounding, our […]

To Warm Your Heart…

To Warm Your Heart…

Let me tell you of my mother, a great storyteller though not the first. When she was a child the house was always full of ramblers (visitors) because in the days before television people rambled most to the house of a story teller and her […]

So You Think You Know About Halloween?

So You Think You Know About Halloween?

The darkest hour is just before dawn and it was at this time a man heading for the fair noticed a dark stranger walking silently behind the cart. Afraid he speeded up to put some distance between them.  When he felt he’d gone a good […]