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Washed Ashore

Every month or two, Some merciful vagary of current or tide, Carries a body to shingle shore or sandy slob. From Lough Corrib and the Galway river to the Claddagh Basin, Washed ashore. In off Blackrock with the white horses … Continue reading

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Limbo: It Hasn’t Gone Away, You Know

An article I read this week led me to think about the fate of unbaptised babies from the point of view of the Catholic religion. In a very moving article in the Irish Times, Anthony Jordan told of his decades-long … Continue reading

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Short Story: Townies, Part II of III

In spite of being one of the town’s most prominent businessmen and coming from one of its oldest and most respected families — members of the boys’ entire extended family were widely and admiringly referred to as “old townies” by … Continue reading

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