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Papal Bull…

Celtic Saint instrumental in the Eucharist of Fish and Loaves?… * The Venerable Bede recorded in his Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, a copy of the letter written in 601AD which Pope Gregory sent to Abbot Mellitus, who was part of … Continue reading

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Guest Author: D. Avery ~ Story Stitching

Fiction or non-fiction, we write into the truth. We feel the story and layer the details onto the page. We rework the scraps until they bloom — the quilter, the painter, the metal worker, the writer — we all work … Continue reading

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Seeing Stones…

* “…Those who waited with her, high on the hill had prepared her. She had been bathed in the sacred spring that ran from the chalk below this place, winding as a clear stream into the valley. There was a … Continue reading

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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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Six men in a boat blog tour: A touch more colour ~ Tallis Steelyard (aka Jim Webster)

The next installment of Tallis Steelyard’s latest tale… Previous episodes can be found at (1)Tallis Steelyard’s own blog and those of his friends: (2) Chris Graham at TRSA, (3) Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie, (4) Annette Rochelle Aben, (5) Stevie Turner, … 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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