Monthly Archive: October, 2012

The calm before the storm

While I was taking this picture on Sherkin’s Trá Bán the other day, Hurricane Sandy was building momentum mid-Atlantic and within hours would hit the USA’s East Coast, causing much devastation. Worlds apart, yet… Continue reading


Kilmoon. The very name conjures up a magical, mystical far-away place. I wrote a feature on this wonderful garden a couple of years ago for The Irish Garden magazine and just wanted to give you a glimpse… Continue reading

Webs of intrigue

Autumn may be the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness but it also heralds the arrival of spiders in-doors. At the first hint of an autumnal chill, in they creep. I remember reading… Continue reading

An Irish blessing

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until… Continue reading