The Hopefulness of Geese

The Hopefulness of Geese

This is the longer text of my script which was broadcast on RTE Radio One, Sunday Miscellany on 14 November 2021. A link to the programme is here https://www.rte.ie/radio/radio1/clips/22029731/ Photo by Jan Rod It’s in November I hear them first. It begins as an echo...
Kidnap on the Blackwater

Kidnap on the Blackwater

26th June 1920 One hundred years ago, on the 26th of June 1920, one of the most extraordinary events of the War of Independence began to unfold on the banks of the beautiful River Blackwater just outside the north Cork town of Fermoy. Fermoy was a major garrison town...
Halloween Reminder To Claim Your Power as an Older Woman

Halloween Reminder To Claim Your Power as an Older Woman

Tomorrow is Halloween; the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.  Samhain marked the end of the harvest, the beginning of winter and (most importantly) the celebration of woman as Crone. In ancient mythology woman was represented by the Triple Goddess of The Maiden, The...
Urgent action by government needed after Pope’s visit.

Urgent action by government needed after Pope’s visit.

The summer of 1979 will forever live in my memory as that special gap summer that occurs after you leave school and before you embark on the next phase – be it college or work.  It was a summer of delicious discovery, of excitement and of freedom.  I was 17 and by...