Craig French

On landscapes, inspiration and writing

by | 24th April 2018

I like to write. I’ve been writing for years but not always for my own benefit and not always by putting pen to paper. If I’m honest, it doesn’t often get past the thinking about it stage but that is where most of the pleasure comes from: the idea forged in the imagination. Writing itself […]

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Irelands Haunted Landscapes

by | 5th March 2018

“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 this (amongst other things) that gives Ireland’s landscape its […]

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A Walk Near Corlea, Longford

by | 4th March 2018

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 tea in the café and […]

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A Beekeeper

by | 4th March 2018

In 2016, I joined the Longford bee keepers’ association and what started out as a way to meet new people and a vague intention to keep bees finally saw me take the plunge and come into possession of a new colony that quickly went from strength to strength, eventually providing me with six jars of […]

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Ardagh Village, Longford

by | 4th March 2018

A place of stories Definition, Heritage:  “denoting or relating to things of special architectural, historical, or natural value that are preserved for the nation.” The village of Ardagh plays a central role in the comedic play, “She stoops to conquer” written by that native of the town of Ballymahon in Longford, the writer Oliver Goldsmith. […]

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