Storyteller Donegal Ireland
Beneath the Trees – When a Story Goes Spiral
I have always felt time is more like a spiral rather than a straight continuous line, that moves ever further away from events and memories experienced in our lives.
What Happened to Pat Shinaghan’s Cow
The home-spun song comes from Ardaghey in the district of Inver, which lies roughly halfway on the coast road between Donegal Town and Killybegs.
Colmcille – Prince, Poet, Prophet, Saint
This year mark’s the 1500th anniversary of Saint Colmcille’s birth. Due to the global pandemic, many of the planned events to mark this historic date have sadly had to be cancelled or go online.
Winter Nights for Walking in Wonder
We may be slowly emerging from another winter of long, dark winter nights but daylight still disappears well before 6pm here in Ireland.
When Rudy Maxa Came to Donegal
I got quite the surprise when I got a call from the Irish Tourist Board’s head office in Dublin to ask if I could show US veteran broadcaster, Rudy Maxa, presenter of ‘Rudy Maxa’s World Travels’, around Donegal for two days.
Walking an Ancient Irish Pilgrimage Path
Firstly, some positive news. I recently got an opportunity to help plant one hundred native trees on a good friend’s farm as part of his farm biodiversity rejuvenation plans.
The Real Magic of an Irish Halloween
I jumped at the opportunity to organise a Halloween Ghost Tour Walk at Lough Eske, County Donegal, in conjuction with my friends at Harvey’s Point.
‘Hitching For Hope’ Around Ireland
This is one of my personal favourite blog from the archives posted on the 22nd July 2013. Ruairí finally published his book ‘Hitching for Hope’ last year to critical acclaim and it is a most interesting, readable, thought provoking commentary on modern Ireland.
Exploring a Land of Ancient Forests in Slovakia
I recently had the good fortune of spending a few weeks with wonderful hosts, in the beautiful Central European country of Slovakia.
Enjoying the Irish Countryside Here and Now
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve secured yet another storytelling residency in Donegal Town from the month of June through to September on behalf of CIE Tours International.
Close Encounters of the Wild Kind
I believe there are moments when we are effortlessly connected to the world around us. In such special moments, the world dreams us and gives us the gift of sight to appreciate the beauty, mystery and wonder in all things.
An Enchanting Visit to Cong
Now for those of you who might not know, (this would include me, before I travelled there); Cong is a small, very picturesque village situated on an isthmus of land that lies between two large inland lakes – Lough Corrib and Lough Mask.