A Walk in the Footsteps of Lugh and Balor of the Evil Eye

The beautiful village of Dunlewey Dun Luiche lies at the foot of Errigal Mountain, the highest peak in Donegal. During last summer’s Feile an Earagail, I joined a guided walk from Dunlewey into The Poisoned Glen Gleann Nemhe, a U-shaped glen believed to have been formed in The Ice Age. The pleasant weather attracted a large group, that included local […]

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Walking the Wild Atlantic Way

Mullaghderg Beach “The Wild Atlantic Way” is a tourist initiative offering visitors stunning drives, walks, diving, fishing, bird watching, historical sites, Irish culture and a very warm welcome. “Walking the Wild Atlantic Way” was one of my first blog posts. I am sharing it again for Self Care September. In 2010, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and possibly rheumatoid arthritis, a […]

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Mrs Jessie Mahaffy’s Garden

I have been very blessed to visit Mrs Jessie Mahaffy’s Garden on a number of occasions. The garden is one of twenty one gardens featured in The Donegal Garden Trail. http://www.donegalgardentrail.com It is now lovingly tended by Belinda Mahaffy – Jessie’s daughter. The garden is described in this year’s brochure as: “First established in 1972 by Mrs Jessie Mahaffy, a […]

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St Brigid’s Cross Making

The 1st of February is the feast of St Brigid, one of Ireland’s patron saints.  It also marks the first day of spring, also known as Imbolc. History Brigid was born in 451 AD, and was destined to become a nun and an abbess.  She founded several convents, the most famous at Kildare, on the site of a shrine to the Celtic […]

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