Tag Archives: Ireland

Welcome to my Whimsical World

Whenever I go out for the day or even for a short while, I enjoy seeing the scenery around me. It’s one of the advantages to living in the country. Cities have their own beauty and majesty but there’s just … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, December 2019, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Would You Meet This Deadline?

Today Zara Keane is visiting Ascroft, eh? to tell us about Deadline With Death, her first novel in the Time-slip mystery series. Welcome, Zara. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. Is it part of a series? … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, July 2019, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

St Patrick’s Weekend Free Offer

Ireland has always been a place of tales and legends. In bygone days storytellers at campfires regaled their listeners with their tales and held them spellbound.  Do you fancy a yarn? Or two? Or half a dozen? On St Patrick’s … Continue reading

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How Important Is Place To A Story?

Are you drawn to a book partly by where it’s set? I am sometimes. My novel, Hitler and Mars Bars, and my short story collection, Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves, are both set not far from where I live in Ireland. … Continue reading

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Intriguing Find: A Parachute in the Lime Tree

At the Historical Novel Society conference in September I met Annemarie Neary, the author of A Parachute in the Lime Tree, and I was intrigued to hear about her book as it is one of the first novels to be … Continue reading

Posted in December 2012, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fermanagh Miscellany 2010 Launch Night

Thursday evening was blustery – the kind of evening that is best enjoyed beside a roaring fire. But it didn’t deter the hardy crowd that attended the launch of Fermanagh Miscellany 2010. One couple narrowly missed hitting a fallen tree and had to move … Continue reading

Posted in November 2010, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ireland’s Own Is ‘Going Home’

This week marks the seventh anniversary of our move to rural Fermanagh. It hardly seems that it’s been that long since my husband and I came to his family farm and I started to blossom into a country girl – though I … Continue reading

Posted in September 2010, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hitting the Write Note

Recently I was able to indulge my interest in vocal music as I researched and wrote an article about the popularity of choral singing in Ireland for Senior Times magazine. I spoke to quite a few choirs and was inspired by their enthusiasm and … Continue reading

Posted in August 2010, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rekindling Wonder At Christmas

Christmas is only a couple days away. I haven’t posted here during the past month as I’ve been busy finishing off writing assignments – articles based on my interview with The Priests and an article for the Impartial Reporter about … Continue reading

Posted in December 2009 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hooked On Harmony

Not since I first heard the Voice Squad’s spine tingling harmonies during the 1980s have I been as captivated by any group’s vocal talents – until I first heard The Priests last year. Their full, melodic blend of voices blew … Continue reading

Posted in November 2009 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments