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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

Cic Saor returns for 2008

After a fairly lengthy break for family and professional reasons (I am working on a book translation at the moment), it is great to be back blogging in cyberspace. May I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and creative new year – bliain úr mhaith agus faoi shonas do chách.

I wrote a lot and thought a lot over my extended Christmas break and the three articles/essays below form part of the outcome of all that thinking and touch on subjects which regular readers will recognise as being close to my heart. The first one is a review of Michael Ondaatje’s brilliant book – “In The Skin Of A Lion”. The second is a partly poem based article, is in Irish, and deals with some of my feelings about the Donegal Gaeltacht (Gaeltachts are places where the primary language in the area is Irish)... Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....


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