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Among the late Desmond Kinney’s mosaic murals are the 1974 Setanta or Táin Wall (it’s the banner above; see that page on this blog) and the 1987 Sweeney Astray / Mad Sweeney (see the “Buile Shuibhne mural destroyed” entry on … Continue reading
Latest update: Mayo lost again to Dublin in 2017 by one point — DUBLIN 1-17 MAYO 1-16. Mayo lost the (2016) rematch. It was a draw, and Paddy Power felt that since neither team played brilliantly bettors deserved a refund … Continue reading
A Myth and Legend Spectacular Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 17-20 August 2016 When Aron and Sorcha Hegarty began their Irish myth and legend Candlelit Tales sessions at the Stag’s Head pub in Dublin nearly two years ago, the dozen or … Continue reading
Two sisters from Dartmoor in Devon reminisce about granny’s Christmas cake disaster. https://www.facebook.com/bbcspotlight/videos/705707666161401/?pnref=story
I went to all nine performances. Here are the highlights. Click on photos to enlarge. Homer’s Odyssey Penelope is leaving one of some 3000 voice messages to Odysseus asking when he is coming home. Blind Homer seated on right. Ahoy! … Continue reading
Sweeney Astray, the mosaic mural at the Irish Life Centre on Abbey Street in Dublin, by Desmond Kinney, the same artist who made the Setanta Wall pictured above, was seriously damaged by a storm in February. When I saw it … Continue reading
The show was recorded for Dublin Community Television (DCTV) in July 2013. We were told it would be broadcast some time in 2014. Here is a photo of all the tellers. Some of the performances are available here. Note that the … Continue reading
I have a few stories on the website Our Wicklow Heritage under Places: Baltinglass: Saint Bridget’s Head Stone, Crossoona Rath (with an ogam inscription) and The Gates of Heaven.
From time to time to get away from the crowds at Glendalough, Saint Kevin would walk twelve miles west over the hills via the Wicklow Gap to the village now known as Hollywood, where he stayed by himself in a … Continue reading
This wooden carving was brought to Ireland some years ago from Ecuador. It is said to be a storyteller. What is the book for? Did he read stories? What are the containers on his back and in his right hand?