Pól Ó Lorcáin
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

Thinking outside the box gives you double vision - Try it. You'll Like It!


Not so long ago my brother and I had a row. It was one of those spats between two very determined males that often ends up in blows being struck - but for the fact of course that we are brothers and share a very strong fraternal bond.


The subject of the row is not important but what is important is how we very quickly became reconciled again. I went away and thought about it. He went away and pondered on it. He didn’t quite admit that he was completely in the wrong but never mind...


Humour aside, my point is that we both reflected and apologised for our behaviour. For digging our heels in as deep as Australia.


This, on the face of it, very simple human transaction has implications for the whole of mankind.


Now, given what I have just said, I can hear a lot of you saying -


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Phil Kelly - In Ómós - En Memoria - In Memory

Phil Kelly – Dathadóir/Pintor/Painter


Born September 7th, 1950; died August 3rd, 2010

An inspirational light has gone out in the world with the passing of Mexico City based Irish painter Phil Kelly. Mo chara, mi cuate, my mate is now ar slí na fírinne - on the final path of truth and enlightenment.  What a privilege to be able to call a man who was an artistic genius a mate.

The official cause of his death was renal failure but there were previous complications.

Like Mexicans, our Celtic belief is that we are bigger than death itself. However the physical wrench of death is not to be gainsaid and must be pondered and celebrated in all its mysteries. A corrupt priesthood may come and go but we still have our artists, both physically and spiritually.

After a holiday in Mexico in the year 2000, I approached an RTÉ executive about the possibility of making a film about this wonderful painter and image poet Phil Kelly.

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