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Dear Wen: Heron…

Dear Wen… I Saw a Heron myself over the weekend… in flight… following the path of the river…the river Don actually… may have to start referring to it as the river Me… he he he… Looks like we’ll be going … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Heron…

Dear Don, Hope the weather up there is less miserable than it is here today. It hasn’t been the best of weeks so apart from walking the dog and trying to find somewhere to park and catch the heron that … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Imaginary Isles…

Dear Wen, ‘I don’t know. I wasn’t there…It’s impossible to say…’ Well, not having been invited to Ashbourne of course… The bell clapper sounding hollowly is an analogy of a lost soul… The bell or the ‘silent shell’ is the … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Imaginary Isles…

Dear Don, It was an interesting weekend with the research. The south transept window from Ashbourne has opened a whole set of mysteries to track down and so far I’ve only got a little way in. I enlisted the help … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: The Two Bulls…

* …One day Sweet-Mouthed-Maeve went to the well of Uran Garad for water. She was carrying a small bronze cup in her hand which she dipped into the well. The maggot, Gobble, swam into Maeve’s cup, and every colour there … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: Edge and Point…

* Now every fifth year in the land of Erinn games, between the provinces of Meath and Connacht, were held. One year, a contestant known as Mac Duff brought with him to those games, his two fine sons. Both mighty … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: Talon and Beak…

*         …Now, one day the Leinster men were gathering together on their Game-Plain in order to take sport.  “Those ravens are making a terrible cackle over there,” said one. “They have been cawing at each other like that for … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: Bristle and Grunt…

* Said Keiron-the-Holy to the Ogham Stone of Fergus…  “A question, O Fergus Mc Roy, what was the cause of, ‘The Ulster Raid’. Some say it was the curse of two friends deprived of their friendship by the wiles of … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Dorcas…

Dear Wen, ‘O Great Seer, pray turn a page and read to us from the Dread Book of Assassinations…’ Just a pity we will not be able to quote from it in any of  the books! The pigeon made you … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Dorcas…

Dear Don , Well, we may have thought we’ve done little more than assimilate and read from the fabled Book this weekend, but over 1500 pictures say otherwise… I’d lost track of half of what we’ve managed to do till … Continue reading

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