Twenty Years A-Growing

So many of the stories which come to us out of Ireland are, quite simply, sad. From Joyce’s “The Dead” to McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes, we read of people who are, if not figuratively, then literally, impoverished. It is a lovely… [more]


Inisheer is the smallest of the three Aran Islands at the mouth of Galway Bay in the west of Ireland. This past summer I had the pleasure of wandering the island for a week, with the highly unlikely weather of… [more]