I will arise and go now

I'm still busy working on my 'Wild Atlantic Wayfarer' photo exhibition. Last week I got to visit the Isle of Innisfree, as made famous by the poet WB Yeats. I've wanted to go for a long time so it was great to finally get the opportunity. I went along with Eddie, who runs Lough Gill... Continue Reading →

Happy Pancake Day!

Firstly Happy Pancake Day. As it's a big year of WB Yeats here in Sligo (well worldwide really) I dedicated my pancake to the poet himself...I think there's a bit of a likeness there. It's also my birthday today, I got very spoilt and had a lovely day  🙂

Trumpets and Knickers

Yes I know it's an odd blog title...but it's to do with the Spike Sligo stories I'm working on. All will be revealed when the time comes 😉 The good people of twitter must think I'm going slightly mad with my talk of trumpets and knickers.It's been really interesting though, Spike Milligan was a real... Continue Reading →

Lily and Lolly Craftfest

This year the Yeats Day event includes the launch of a 10-day rescheduled and re-branded Craftfest Northwest festival honouring WB's sisters Susan and Elizabeth - affectionately named Lily and Lolly by her siblings. Susan (Lily) was a keen embroiderist.  Elizabeth (Lolly) trained under the renowned artist and textile designer William Morris in London. She was... Continue Reading →

Innisfree

My I is for Innisfree as in the Isle of Innisfree. It's a little Island in the middle of Lough Gill, Sligo, Ireland. I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee,... Continue Reading →

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