Celebrate the Hawthorn, make it our national flowering tree!

Longford is wild and beautiful. Have you ever noticed? Living in the middle of it sometimes we forget. I like to admire it in the quietness when letting my dinosaurs loose in the early morning. By dinosaurs I mean chickens but that is how wild and wonderful Longford is, she takes you right back if…

They were just children

They were just children who happened to be born on the wrong side of a wall that should never have been built. They were just childrenwho will never laugh or smile because of greed and hate while we just watch it all unfold. They were just childrenlike mine and yourswirh dreams and hopes all torn,…

When will it all stop?

My baby girl cried herself to sleep last night. I held her as she spoke of all her fears and her observations of the the world we live in. She sobbed as she talked of how we are killing each other and the world and kept asking “What is wrong with us?” She talked of…

John Pilger: Palestine Has The Right to Resist!

Dandelion Salad with John Pilger goingundergroundRT on May 19, 2021 On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary journalist and filmmaker John Pilger. He discusses why Palestine is still the issue in 2021, the Israeli aerial bombardment of Gaza which has claimed hundreds of lives, displaced over 50,000 and claimed the lives of…

Imagine if…

Imagine if….. Imagine if instead of greedily gobbling up all before them the dogs in our manger had shared. Imagine if instead of indifferently watching unnecessary deaths from ivory towers they cared. Imagine if instead of callously abusing the power we gave to the men in their suits they led. Imagine if instead of mindlessly…

Shes of the Sidhe

(Image is a still from animation by Mary Smyth commissioned by Longford Tourism https://vimeo.com/296777722) I had been warned not to look into his eyes, that his magic clouds your mind. He makes you think you want to do what he wants you to do. Thousands of hungry, tired men willingly cut down a forest to…

Mad Men of the Mountain

Have you ever been to The Mountain, Of Midir, Maine and Mel? It’s well worth a visit, a saunter, Albeit the Gateway to Hell. No doubt you’ll be Mithered a little. The magic is still very strong. Though it’s long since its use by the many, Since Mel announced it was wrong. Our Midir was…

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