Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand THE STOLEN CHILD William Butler Yeats This poem has been knocking on the door of my subconscious for quite a few years now and I’m proud… Continue reading Come Away
Imagine having a treasure trove of 16th century artefacts on your doorstep and doing absolutely nothing to preserve them. This would appear to be the stance of the National Monuments Service and their Underwater Archaeology Unit regarding the Spanish Armada wrecks being lost to our ferocious Atlantic currents. But what’s this got to do with… Continue reading Treasures underneath the sea
I never really appreciated poetry at school. My English teachers presented poetry as something to be learned by heart, along with the notes, so I could regurgitate the answers for exams. It’s quite sad really, because there is so much amazing poetry out there and I owe my recent conversion to my sister Tracy –… Continue reading Thoor Ballylee
One of the great things about living in Galway is the amount of festivals we have here. For writers, however, there is one that stands out from the crowd and that is the Cúirt International Festival Of Literature. When the giant pencils appear on the old cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter, probably dropped by… Continue reading Literary Festivals – who pays?
I am a huge Woody Allen fan, not only for his pithy dialogue and adorably flawed characters, but his use of beautiful cities as more than just a backdrop. In ‘Midnight In Paris‘, the city becomes another character, weaving a magical spell around the characters which I just loved. Having a strong connection to the… Continue reading The Cross Of Santiago Literary Tour – Part II