Medieval Castles of Dalkey

“God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight.” Psalm 18:2 This summer I took the Dart out to Dalkey. It’s a lovely fashionable suburb to the south of Dublin. The name Dalkey derives from Delginis (Irish) and Dalk-Ei (Norse) meaning Thorn Island and it’s origins date back 6, 500 years to activity on Dalkey Island. In the early … Continue reading Medieval Castles of Dalkey

A conversation with nature

Are you enjoying the majesty of nature this October and giving thanks for simple things. The green leaves that let go as yellow and rustic wings of wisdomUnder-rated I tread on themSweep them up Watch them glowThey spark imagination and wonder. Psalm 16 coincides with the 160 th blog; “Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;YOU make my lot secure.The boundary lines have … Continue reading A conversation with nature

‘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

St. Patrick’s Legacy, Irish influence and scholarship

Patrick is the best remembered Christian missionary to Ireland. His name has come to represent the many unknown clerics who worked in Ireland before and after him. The influence of the Irish missionaries, carriers of classical learning and disseminators of theological and philosophical thought cannot be overemphasized. Vast collections of Irish manuscripts are to be found in all the great libraries across Europe. I brought … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Legacy, Irish influence and scholarship