The West's Awakeby Cormac MacConnell
- Remembering Jimjoejoe’s innocent life and rare talent
- The bonding nature of the spud and a lesson the modern Irish potato and its realities
- Living off the land, GAA sporting pride and economic woes bring sad times too
- Ireland’s weather, Black and Tans, The Gathering and a song for shy singers
- An open letter to President Obama - some handy local tips for his visit to Ireland
The daffodils come again. They are tall and greenly elegant, their yellow heads held haughtily high. Their long sharply-edged foliages are designer gowns.
What happened was a windy night on Sliabh Mish, and I was cold and careless in the morning and had lost three ewes. I knew where they were likely to be.
There they were, down at the bottom of a chasm, stone dead. That was trouble for a slaveherd like me.
A learned scientist and colorist called Wassily Kandinsky recently published a major work on the symbolic powers of colors. He produced a Circle of Colors as part of that study, and the qualities and powers he ascribed to the various colors are interesting indeed.
Cadogan always goes off the drink for the seven weeks of Lent. For that reason no man in the world looks forward to St. Patrick's Day more than Cadogan does.
That is because you get an exemption from the vow for the national feast day and you can drink your fill. I spoke to him on the phone yesterday and he was already getting excited.
Cadogan is a drinking man that enjoys not just his pint but all the attendant public house joys that come attached.