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Writer, tour guide, sojourner on this good earth – this blog reflects my creative life lived within the region of Cavan and Fermanagh, known as the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. I teach creative writing workshops within the MACGeopark as Word Alchemy and am on the panel of tutors for the Irish Arts Council’s Writers in Prison programme. I have worked with all kinds of groups – young people and adults, all women’s and all men’s groups, mental health survivors, workplace creative writing groups. I also like to mix it up by holding writing workshops in the great geopark outdoors.
Born in the USA, I lived in England for nearly twenty years before moving with my husband to the Republic of Ireland in 2001. By serendipity, W.B. Yeats, and the Goddess Brigid, we landed in West Cavan, where we have lived ever since. We live in an extended cottage with our foundling pets – one dog, three cats including a mostly formerly feral called Felix, a petite black she-cat, and a ginger tom whom we are long-term fostering. We share our life on an acre and a quarter in the first village on the River Shannon.
In September 2018 I began writing a poem a day and posting it on this blog as a way of documenting that I really had kept that discipline. You can read what one friend terms my poetry dailies here. While I live in a rural fastness, this is a small globe and global issues impinge.
During the pandemic, with the support of Cavan Arts Office, I am curating a digital Poetry Map of MACGeopark which is scheduled to go live online on their website in October 2021.
You can buy my e-book of poems Brigid’s Way: Reflections of the Celtic Divine Feminine on Amazon.
If you would like more information about my decidedly literary and landscape spirit infused guided tours in northwest Ireland, please message me from this blog. You can follow me on Irish Blessings Tours on Facebook to find out about days out and guided walks. If writing workshops is your interest, please follow Word Alchemy on Facebook.
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