Stalking Campaign and Webinar in Ireland

There is no specific stalking legislation in Ireland. This campaign was founded by Eve Mc Dowell and Una Ring to change this and to provide support to those experiencing stalking. The Stalking in Ireland Webinar is scheduled for May 6th 7:00 PM. For more details and to register for the webinar follow the link below; http://www.stalking.ie Continue reading Stalking Campaign and Webinar in Ireland

Pied Beauty

Thankful for my good friend Frank Sammon, SJ today. His generosity of spirit in friendship, wise counsel, spiritual direction and dinners lately (roast duck today). And remembering Gerald Manley Hopkins, SJ and all the Irish Jesuits who serve us in a wide variety of capacities on this island. Glory be to God for dappled things —  For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;    For rose-moles all … Continue reading Pied Beauty

An Irish Industrial School Childhood

Boy 11963 is a unique account of overcoming almost insurmountable obstacles to find out who you truly are. I just saw this book in a SuperValu in Clontarf. It has made my day to discover an Irish Industrial child tell their full story and come out from underneath the shame, secrecy and heartlessness of the Irish Church and State of the 1930’s and 1940’s. The … Continue reading An Irish Industrial School Childhood

Daffodils delight in Dublin Castle

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” Luke 12:25-26 I like that I can walk, cycle or take the Luas into Dublin city center from my neighborhood. I like having LOTS of choices. It’s a product of growing up in a socially deprived area … Continue reading Daffodils delight in Dublin Castle

‘Old Glory’ in the quiet seclusion of Phoenix Park

Old Glory is a nickname for the flag of the United States. The original flag was owned by sea captain William Driver who flew the flag during his career at sea and then brought it to Nashville, Tennessee (sea) which is the sister city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, a city with a massive ship building history. It was flying low today on my morning walk. … Continue reading ‘Old Glory’ in the quiet seclusion of Phoenix Park