Death of innocents and innocence.

What next? Another Catholic Church scandal with government involvement. RTE Report Link: http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0610/622730-cabinet-meet-babies/ I don’t think its possible to have an independent inquiry in Ireland. The government and the church are one and the same.

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Hauling Herring in the Irish Sea

  Hauling Herring Summer morning dawns softly with a low salty fog. A quietly rolling sea feels the misty clouds floating above its spirited waves. Kilmore Quay, a small fishing village tucked away on the southeast corner of Ireland begins another day of sea life. Early risen fishermen move slowly down the pier, their mumbled words mixing melancholy in the morning air. They climb on board the sturdy trawler. Its decks still wet with drops...

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Growing up on the River Slaney in Ireland

A great RTE production about rivers in Ireland. My river: The Slaney. Watch it here.  http://www.rte.ie/player/us/show/10286116/ Denis. Here is a poem about a part of the Slaney experience. When I was about ten years old I walked through the railway tunnel at Ferrycarrig and a train came to join me!   TUNNEL   I enter the mouth of the beast. Dripping, cold and soot covered. Far away I see the small circle of light. The rails run on before...

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Claddagh Pool main issue follow up by Pope Francis

Finally there is a new Pope who seems to want to take responsibility for the clerical abuses over the last few years. This is a huge step toward healing the horrific wounds inflicted by some members of the clergy on the innocents . He totally gets my vote. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/europe/pope-francis-begs-forgiveness-evil-sex-abuse-priests-n77861 Maybe my character, Finbar  in the book will have made a difference……. Excerpt: Liam...

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A short story about courage and caring

Shackleton Christmas 1967     December 1967 in the northern part of Ireland, Christmas was four days away as a violent rainstorm moved in from the west to batter the shabby, dark RAF airfield at Ballykelly outside the city of Derry. I was working as a film recordist for the RTE program “Feach,” an Irish language program. Our production crew drove slowly through the curtains of water towards the beckoning signal light of the...

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