Friday, January 20, 2012 8:12
Fear of the Banshee still runs deep in the Irish country psyche.
Sunday, June 26, 2011 11:20
As I was saying, the parents knew nothing of the niceties of procedure, etiquette or decorum.
Saturday, June 25, 2011 15:43
They had little going for them in the academic field and almost invariably ended up as bottom of the class.
Friday, June 24, 2011 9:23
Some kindly women of The Meadow would store unwanted clothes in great bags for the Travelling Woman on her calls. Was she grateful? Well, selectively.
Thursday, June 23, 2011 14:16
We had regular begging calls at home in The Meadow from the Tinkers – or gypsies or Travelling People – back in the 1950s.
Saturday, May 21, 2011 10:46
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series ChangelingJack told the lady of how he had rescued the baby from the fairies and taken it home to his wife for safekeeping from them.
Friday, May 20, 2011 9:19
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Changeling Jack Murphy lived in the townland of Leod, near Hilltown. You can see Fitzpatricks’ Quarry buildings rise up about a mile away to your left after you pass the Seven Sisters. That’s Leod.
Sunday, April 24, 2011 20:03
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Michael J MurphyHere and there a living house doffed a plume of smoke to the new spirit of the morning. The pastures as yet were empty and the other fields still.
Sunday, April 24, 2011 15:19
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Michael J Murphy The mind’s eye sees it – the spirit of a spring morning – and the instinct senses it, quick as thought: a new presence which was not around the morning before, nor the night before – nor the day before.