Tomorrow I’m heading for Cill Rialaig. It’s a retreat for visual artists but, for a change, it’s going to be taken over by a group of writers. A few minutes ago a friend asked me where was the next stop after Cill Rialaig and I said America. I almost wasn’t joking. This beautiful wild place is located at the end of the Ballinskelligs Peninsula in Kerry and from the front door of my cottage I will be looking down into the broad majestic Atlantic. Those who want to know more ab
Every August I go on holidays to a special place on the Dingle peninsula. It’s outside the small Irish-speaking village of Ballyferriter on a wild stretch of Atlantic coastline called The Wine Strand. What makes it extra special are the people I meet, the same faces, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and, occasionally, French, all drawn together by a love of music, good conversation and the wonderful scenery. There is a routine to the holiday, places I must visit, a drive along Slea He
This morning this collaboration of poetry and art arrived in my Inbox. It’s part of the Poetry and Art from Ireland, celebrating Ireland’s Presidency of the EU. I thought it was wonderful to view and to read – and want to share it with you.
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