Celebrating One Year as a Self Published Author

I celebrated one year as a self published author yesterday. My inspirational self help and travel memoir “Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow” was uploaded to Amazon Kindle on 14th November 2016. It was the beginning of a new learning curve. Despite studying the self publishing do’s and don’ts in … More Celebrating One Year as a Self Published Author

The Garden in October

October brought two major storms – Ophelia and Brian. Thankfully, my garden remained pretty much intact. This Sunflower and her cousins lit up a corner with their sunny smiles. A few hardy Japanese Anemones survived in the front garden. They have now gone to floral Heaven… I love Fuschia; I have four different varieties. This … More The Garden in October

Clannad

Clannad’s Roots Clannad hail from Dore, a townland around 3 miles from my home here in Donegal. The band’s original members included siblings Ciaran, Pol and Maire Brennan together with their uncles – twins Noel and Padraig Duggan. Ciaran, Pol and Maire’s parents Maire (known as Baba), and Leo had passed their gift for music … More Clannad

Tory Island- The Legend of Balor of the Evil Eye

Leabhar Gabhala Eireann ( The Book of the Taking of Ireland) suggests that Tory was first occupied by settlers from Turkey called Nemedians. A group of pirates from Carthage called The Fomorians banished the Nemedians. Conan who was a Fomorian king, built a tower from whence Tory is believed to have gotten its name Tor … More Tory Island- The Legend of Balor of the Evil Eye

The Swansong Project

“In a song there is a soul that is eternal.” Ben Buddy Slack watched his grandmother Teresa (my aunt) deteriorate due to Alzheimer’s. “Towards the end me and my uncle sang her favourite songs to her. She was pretty unresponsive because she had Alzheimer’s – but when we began to sing she kind of lit … More The Swansong Project