Patricia’s Blog



Apr 26, 2016 |

It is a century since my mother’s birth – she would have been as old as the nation. Over the decade since her death, I have jotted down these vignettes / memories of a life well lived. Village She cycled into the village in 1947 with her new husband by the light of a flash-lamp…

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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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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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