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Spring Discount

After a very long and snowy winter and with the clocks going forwards, surely spring is on its way? The days are certainly getting longer. Over winter, it is easy to huddle away in a cosy, warm home, with comforting winter food. As spring arrives and the sun comes...

Irelands Haunted Landscapes

“My yesterday’s walk with me. They keep step, they are grey faces that peer over my shoulder.”, William Golding The haunting effect of a landscape has been described by the cultural geographers Maddern and Adey as the nagging presence of an absence, and it is perhaps...

A Walk Near Corlea, Longford

The trip up to Corlea Trackway, near Keenagh, was meant to be an opportunity to take some pictures of the wooden iron age road unearthed from the bog after two thousand years and now housed in the centre built especially to preserve it. We could have had a coffee or...

Friendship Bracelets

Search the internet for the phrase ‘friendship bracelets’ and you get many different bracelets designed using different materials (silver, beads, yarn etc). For me though, I grew up in an era where the craze was to create bracelets using yarn. My nan used to knit and...

The Art of Crochet

Crochet is a wonderful and slightly addictive craft that creates materials using a wide variety of thread and one crochet hook (often mistaken for knitting, that uses two needles). Even Queen Victoria crocheted, which included eight handcrafted scarves which she...