Category Archive: Story telling

The Tayman goes to Sherkin Island

Jack Healy, founder of Cork-based Theatre Makers, will perform The Tayman, the Tomcat and Others at Sherkin Island Community Hall on Saturday 25th November at 8pm. An additional ferry service will run after… Continue reading

Angel watching over

My life is like a broken stair winding round a ruined tower and leading nowhere. Tennyson Once upon a summer day in a hedgerow humming with honeysuckled bees, we made a chilling discovery. A… Continue reading

Trails

A word has come spiralling down the rabbit hole from my childhood: ‘Shellety Horn’ – our word for snail. I am wondering if that was an Irish thing. Or perhaps it was a Cork… Continue reading

Tying the knot

There are times when the most ordinary things take on a beauty of their own and their story has to be told… P.S. I can hardly blame you if you are thinking: A:… Continue reading

The man from Bologna

I picked up a man on the beach the other day. Yes, it’s true. I had strolled down to Trá Crua with our dog, Nellie, and there he was. It’s quite unusual to… Continue reading

A load of bull

Once upon a sunny Sherkin day I decided to take the children up to see the lighthouse at the other end of the island. It must have been about four years ago so… Continue reading