A Thin Place

Glendalough is situated in the Wicklow Mountains in the southeast of Ireland, a little over an hour ‘s drive south of Dublin.  Glendalough’s two lakes, (lough in Irish), which lie in the valley, (glen in Irish), have been a destination of… [more]


Come away, oh human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping Than you can understand. These were among the first lines of William Butler Yeats’ poetry that… [more]


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