Originally posted 2005-01-19 00:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Originally posted 2004-10-07 00:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
In the early part of the last century there was a prominent priest in
Originally posted 2006-04-01 12:15:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Most of the fairies lived in underground caves [souterrains] having secret entrances in the fairy forths on the hillsides round about.
One such forth remains almost intact on McGreevy’s hill in the townland of Ballywinny [‘town of the ancient tree’] in the Cabra district. It is called Doras na Bruidhne [the palace entrance] which frankly, says it all.
Originally posted 2004-05-07 00:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
The writers to whom he was most attracted at this early stage were Sean O Faolain (whom he always singled out as the best Irish short story writer), Liam O’Flaherty, Frank O’Connor, Peadar O’Donnell and Michael MacLaverty.
Originally posted 2011-04-23 16:17:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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.
Originally posted 2011-04-24 15:19:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Readers here will know of the respect I own for the late Ulster poet John Hewitt and also for the South Armagh folklorist Michael J Murphy.
The following poem was written by Hewitt in tribute to our ‘Last Druid’ Michael J Murphy.
It is entitled The Fairy Thresher.
Originally posted 2011-01-10 10:33:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter