The ruins of Miseog’s Home Peggy Boyle known as Miseog, was a prophetess who lived in the townland of Ballymanus, a couple of miles from my home here in County Donegal. Background Miseog, a native Irish speaker, was born in 1816 and married Paddy Harley, who made several trips to work in the coal mines … More Miseog

The Rock

The Cross atop The Rock at Kerrytown On 11 January 1939, The Virgin Mary appeared on top of a rocky outcrop in Kerrytown, Co. Donegal, to Teresa Ward aged 15. Her sister Mary aged 19, had accompanied her outside but was inside an outhouse when Teresa first witnessed the vision. Mary thought Teresa was play … More The Rock

This Too Shall Pass

On Friday my sister passed away after a relatively short illness. It was a very powerful reminder of how fragile life can be… I wrote this poem several years ago, seated beneath a giant bell that faces a local graveyard. For Whom The Bell Tolls Seagulls scream overhead, Above the mighty bell, While Inis Caorach … More This Too Shall Pass

Book Lover’s Tag

Erin from Unbound Roots has tagged me for The Book Lover’s Tag. She is a kindred spirit who loves gardening and the outdoors. Please call round and say “Hello.” Do you have a specific place for writing? I write my blog at my desk. However, most of my memoir was written by hand in a … More Book Lover’s Tag