Category Archives: Books

Stepping stones

I was thinking about one of my favourite places today, and while for me it is the high moors, there are other things to see in Ilkley. As a child I used to love stepping off the train into the … Continue reading

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Dark Fantasy…

  * First a formless mass of light, then the firmament of stars, then sun and moon, then sea and land, then reptiles, and birds, then beasts, and man, and then, contemplation… * If the ‘candlestick vision’ which opens the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon…

* A DARK FANTASY… *

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Kells…

County Meath, Saturday, 30th July 2022… *** *** “Three’s are important,” she said. * And they are, so we can take it that ‘ol’ stubby’ from Killinaboy does not count in our tally of round towers. *** *** The brick … Continue reading

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Feichin at Fore…

County Westmeath, Friday, 29th July 2022… *** *** That is St Feichin to you! * Some of the Irish saints are less holy men and more your itinerant geomancers, which some might argue is equally holy but in a different … Continue reading

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‘Yellow Meadow’…

County Roscommon, Friday, 29th July 2022… *** *** A bonus dolmen, courtesy of our ‘special guest guide’ by way of, ‘The Tribe’… *** ‘Meehambee Dolmen’ *** And a little beauty to boot! * If little be appropriate for stones of … Continue reading

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The Burren: Cashel to Castle…

County Clare, Wednesday, 27th July 2022… *** *** While the ideal spreads harmony from a central sun, or moon, or star. ***   Cahermore *** The dystopia sucks everything into the black, black hole of an abyss. *** *** Centripetal … Continue reading

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The Burren: Poulnabrone Dolmen…

County Clare, Wednesday, 27th July 2022… *** *** By the time we came across this fellow  it had started raining in good earnest. *** ‘A dark sorrowful place’ *** Perhaps the well hag had taken against our pound coin? *** … Continue reading

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The Burren: ‘Wedge Tomb’…

County Clare, Wednesday, 27th July 2022… *** *** The presence of Skull Rock is probably responsible for the number of ‘tombs’ in the field across the track, which is now a road, of which there are, reputedly, a goodly number. … Continue reading

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The Burren: Skull Rock…

County Clare, Wednesday, 27th July 2022… *** *** A glacial erratic deposited in a ‘stony place’. *** *** The ancients would have venerated such a stone and may well have adapted it for symbolic purposes. *** *** The limestone ‘shelving’ … Continue reading

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