LCM Blog

Meeting God

By getonline on 14-Dec-09 10:36

Waiting in the Arrivals Hall at Dublin Airport for my sister, there was a young man sitting beside me and working away on his laptop. Then taking out a mobile phone, he spoke to somebody newly-landed. There followed a long...

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Something about roots

By getonline on 14-Dec-09 10:34

“Rhubarb”, Maureen said; she is my locally-based sister and enjoys my infrequent weekend visits to Ennis. Of course! I had been staring in puzzlement at a tub of mysterious, tortuous, clay-coated roots, outside Brohan’s hardware in Parnell St. I sometimes...

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Tell me a story

By getonline on 14-Dec-09 10:32

Diarmuid at five years couldn’t get enough of listening to stories. And this does not change with age. Kieran Scott says that, “we live in a story-shaped world”. (Furrow, Jan 2007). Indeed John Shea, that master of God stories, says...

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A family reunion

By getonline on 14-Dec-09 10:30

It is not only in Africa that ancestors are important; we all owe them. Realising this, my mothers’ people, the Connellan tribe, had another family reunion in Clare this August. Relatives converged from England, Canada, America, Switzerland and New Zealand,...

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Late Visitors

By getonline on 14-Dec-09 10:29

Around 9 o’clock last evening three blackbirds visited the small garden at Mountain View Park. They were just on a pre-bedtime walkabout. It was a cool damp June twilight, not a time for singing, just down time. Only one had...

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