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More of Fr Bob’s Musings

More of Fr Bob’s Musings

Last month we had an account of Fr Bob Arthure’s cocooning with the good nuns at Glencairn Abbey where he has found a new interest, writing blogs. Here are some of his writings on St Carthage.    ST CARTHAGE (MOCHUDA) OF LISMORE Traditional feast day: 14 May; Liturgical feast day (since Vatican II): 15 May … Continue reading

Ceo Bruithne agus scéalta eile by Colin Ryan

Ceo Bruithne agus scéalta eile by Colin Ryan

Ceo Bruithne agus scéalta eile  (Heat Haze and other stories) Book Review by Dymphna Lonergan Colin Ryan Ceo Bruithne agus scéalta eile. Cló Iar-Chonnacht 2019. 100 pp. ISBN: 978 1 7844 203 3 RRP: €10 A heat haze, according to Wikipedia, is ‘a shimmering of the air near the ground that distorts distant views’. ‘Ceo Bruithne’ is … Continue reading

Global Irish Words

Global Irish Words

By Dymphna Lonergan Thanks to the increased availability of digitally uploaded word lists and dictionaries, research into how far the Irish language has travelled globally has been made much easier. It is interesting that individual Irish language words have found new homes in Global English dialects. It is doubly interesting to see these words’ meanings extended … Continue reading

An Irish Clachan in South Australia by Susan Arthure

An Irish Clachan in South Australia by Susan Arthure

The archaeologist Originally from Trim, County Meath, Susan Arthure has been researching a nineteenth century Irish settlement in South Australia. Her 2014 Masters thesis ‘The Occupation of Baker’s Flat: a study of Irishness and Power in 19th century South Australia’ examined the illegal settlement of an Irish community of mostly labourers and their families on … Continue reading

Bubble by David Harris

Poetry by David Harris Bubble All those questions.The woman is nice enoughBut she asks me questions.Couldn’t answer one. Here’s another–‘Do you know where you are?’At last, success.‘Of course I know.’‘I’m here.’ Not ‘In the clinic…’ or ‘In the ambulance…’but ‘here’.Beautiful in simplicityand truth. ‘Here’. It follows me, surrounds me,I am in an ever-present wrapping of‘here’. … Continue reading