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Dangers of Storytelling

A great giant came to Tara from a foreign land and demanded tribute or a fight with a hundred men from third-century high king Cormac mac Airt. He got three fights and killed three hundred of Cormac’s warriors. Cormac called … Continue reading

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Fionn mac Cumhaill and the Wax Museum

I live just up the street and around the corner from the Black Church and came across Fionn on my way home on 19 June 2005. I asked him what brought him to Dublin, and he said he wanted to … Continue reading

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The Black Church, Dublin

The poet Austin Clarke (1896-1974) grew up on Mountjoy Street near Parnell Square on the north side of Dublin a few houses away from the Black Church, which forms an island in the middle of the broad St Mary’s Place. … Continue reading

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