The above sculpture by Slovak artist Martin Galbavy was created at the Dorset Forge and Fabrication, Britain. It is entitled "The Hauntings Soldier" and depicts a war weary soldier. It is perhaps apt that it is comprised of bits and pieces for that is how many Irish men returned from the war. It is on display in St Stephen's Green, beside the Royal Dublin Fusilier's Arch, for the month of November.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
I am proud to announce that my latest title is now on sale in Killorglin in The Crystal Cave bookshop and Listowel. Fadó Fadó is now being stocked in Black Abbey Crafts Adare, County Limerick.
It has sold out and been restocked in the following shops in Kerry:
Polymath Books, Tralee
The Kerry Bookshop, Tralee
The Dingle Bookshop
Caife Liteartha, Daingean
The Kenmare Bookshop
Outside of Kerry, the book is still available at Charlie Byrnes in Galway City, Kennys.ie, Alan Hanna of Rathmines, Dublin and Hodges Figgis.
All of these places are independent bookshops, staffed by people who know and love books. It is they who make it possible for me to sell my book and I am indebted to them.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The above photo shows the remains of an Irish High Cross. Most of these crosses are between 800 and a thousand years old. It was more than likely destroyed when the grave markers were leveled by British soldiers in the late 18th century. This example is at Bully's Acre in Kilmainham.