Have your say on Ireland’s Climate Action!

Fill in the Questionnaire below before Tues 18th May 2021. The government say they want you to but do they really? https://climateconversations.citizenspace.com/decc/climateactionplan2021/consultation/ The Irish Environmental Network have kindly given some guidance on how to fill it in and are happy for that to be shared widely: https://www.stopclimatechaos.ie/news/2021/05/12/have-your-voice-on-climate-action-heard/ This FF/FG/The Greens questionnaire is meant for “all the people”…

I’m not looking for recognition anymore.

I’ve decided there is no point looking for recognition for my writing Why would I anyway? The only reasons were for others to find a reason for what I do because that would explain my behaviours, my rejections of success “in the real world” I write what comes into my consciousness from somewhere else at…

The Union

(photo is freely available on the internet and is the First Dáil – I chose it for the look of the all-male, devout looking, cast – This is an old fiction story I wrote a while back, I would probably change it a bit now but it is what it is) I stand here watching…

Lá Fhéile Bríde

Since we opened Creative Ardagh, in Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre, 10 years ago, one of our favourite events, which wasn’t a particularly big one but was a very meaningful one to all who came, was our cross making workshop. The usual crew came and had tea with us and we created crosses of all…

From Ancient Samhain to Modern Halloween

In this article I hope to trace the ancient Gaelic roots of Halloween, from its earliest mentions in the ancient Irish manuscripts to the holiday we know today and also focusing on the Irish traditions of the festival and the importance of feasting, guising, fires and divination. Halloween, the festival we all know and love,…

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