Mass in a cabin

“Mass in a Connemara Cabin” by Aloysius O’Kelly, 1883 This beautiful painting, long believed to have been lost, hung for a century in the presbytery of St Patrick’s Church in Edinburgh. It represents a custom known as ‘The Stations’, which involved the celebration of mass in private homes in Ireland. Originally conceived as a means…

Coronavirus

This is why this pandemic is frightening: Lads, I’ve been reading about this virus since January, and like most people, I was cracking jokes about it and did not take it seriously at all. That changed completely when someone explained the numbers to me and explained why we in Ireland in particular are in trouble….

The Colleen Bawn

THE COLLEEN BAWN The murder of 15-year-old Ellen Scanlan at the request of her husband, in 1819, County Limerick has become the stuff of Halloween ghost stories. The story is shocking. The murder of young Ellen Scanlan at the request of her husband is still to this day one of Ireland’s most talked-about crimes. The…

Storm lorenzo

In ireland we are preparing for storm Lorenzo its meant to be fierce and arriving in Ireland at 6pm. Im finished work at 6. Ive all the shopping in and stocked up on plenty of soup im getting sicker by the day ive swollen glands my neck is so sore to touch and the lymp…

What are fairy’s

Description A fairy is a type of mythical being or legendary creature in European folklore, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural. Myths and stories about fairies do not have a single origin, but are rather a collection of folk beliefs from disparate sources. The fairies are a secretive people who…