Patricia’s Blog


Tracing Forgotten Pathways on a Mayo Landscape

Feb 1, 2011 |

Oral History and Dinnsheanchas: Tracing Old Routes Across Mayo | The Irish Story. This is my review – just published on The Irish Story online site – of the En Route Public Art Project by artist Aileen Lambert. The project traces the place lore of pathways that criss-cross the landscape where I grew up and rambled in the East…

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Banshees, Headless Horsemen and Green Ladies

Oct 25, 2010 |

  I recently came on this video with a Halloween flavour. The Banshee lives in the Handball Alley was recorded five years ago by artists Micheal Fortune and Aileen Lambert in three Limerick schools as part of Limerick’s CUISLE Poetry and EV+A Festivals in 2004 and 2005. Sit back and enjoy the ghostly tales of banshees, headless…

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En Route to Bekan in September

Sep 13, 2010 |

I was back in my childhood places – the village of Greenwood and the parish of Bekan – in East Mayo at the week-end and heard talk of a strange walk the previous Sunday when about 60 people gathered, I’m told, and made their way through fields and paths in Larganboy, Lassany and Lissaniska. It’s part of the En…

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