Monthly Archives: January 2014

Kildare – St. Brigid’s Holy Well (Tobar Bride)

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Legend tells us that St Brigid was born near Kildare to a slave mother who was a Christian and very sickly. As a child, Brigid persuaded the Druid master to free her mother which in turn freed Brigid to enter … Continue reading

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Famine Memorial in Dublin – Walking in Two Worlds

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Of all the Famine Memorials I’ve seen in Ireland, the one in Custom House Quay in Dublin’s Docklands is the most moving.  Life-size sculptures of  gaunt, listless peasants stand almost as if in slow motion … wandering down the quay. … Continue reading

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A Walk to Athassel Priory

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written by John Cash about the road that connects Cashel to the town of Golden where Athassel Priory is located.   A medieval road that has so many stories to tell, stories of laughter, love, terror, murder & life. In … Continue reading

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7 Sites in Northern Ireland that Feed the Soul

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I remember visiting Northern Ireland in the days when the military occupied the border equipped with machine guns and combat gear.  I loved the north just as much then as I do now that the army, barbed wire and weapons … Continue reading

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An Ephipany in Ireland – Why do I Keep Going Back?

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Every year we travel to Ireland with a few guests and we share with them some of our favorite thin places, mystical places where the veil between the two worlds is thin.  I’ve been traveling to Ireland for the last … Continue reading

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