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Dark Times

Perhaps I was suffering from a degree of geographic confusion arising from the sea being to my west rather than my beloved east coast, though more likely it was the mental clouding arising from having been made redundant from my training job less than an hour previously, but in either event my usual sense of direction deserted me in Heysham and I walked as shown here.   567 more words


SALE: Strong Fridge Magnets

These are “leftover” 1.25″ button magnets made to sell at local venues. I have no plans to set up again (my health won’t let me) and the buttons I sell on Etsy are made to order… I cannot sell these magnets as brand new buttons because they were displayed in the trays, exposed to the open air, and handled by shoppers. 208 more words

Maker Notes

Prayer to the Sacred Heart for Ireland

O Most Sacred and most Loving Heart of Jesus!

to which the Irish nation is most solemnly dedicated, preserve our nation in faith, in purity, and in charity. 153 more words


Domhnach Crom Dubh – Dun Briste, Co Mayo

The last Sunday in July was known in Ireland as Domhnach Crom Dubh (meaning the ‘dark, stooped one’), Crom Dubh (originally called Crom Cruiach) was the chief Celtic idol of Ireland. 383 more words

Irish History

St. Nissen, Abbot of Montgarth, County Wexford-26 July 2017

Feast 25 July no memorial for 26 July 2017

St. Nissen, Abbot of Montgarth, County Wexford, Ordained by Saint Patrick

5th century. An Irishman, he was converted by St. 53 more words

Feasts And Commemorations

Early Irish Feminists With Holy Fire In Their Blood

Saint Moninne of Killeavey was one of Ireland’s earliest female saints. After vigorous instruction in the religious life, she founded a community, initially consisting of eight virgins and a widow with a baby, at Slieve Gullion, in what became, under the later colonial administration, County Armagh. 1,805 more words


Litany of The Irish Saints

To implore their protection in all our wants, but particularly for the existing  necessities of the Irish Church.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. 690 more words