Category Archives: Ireland and Scotland
I, too, want to be a daredevil!
I tried to be reasonable, the day after I had walked from the Giant’s Causeway along the coast to my hostel in Ballintoy, but those Irish people wouldn’t let me. It was another day with typical Irish weather. Weather like … Continue reading
I had spent about a week in Port Ronan, a couple of houses on Malin Head, a peninsula proud to be the most northerly spot in Ireland, when for the first time I was going to have really bad weather. … Continue reading
Melmoth and Me
Through the first half of my Christmas travels Melmoth the Wanderer was a faithful companion. I had started with Maturin’s novel shortly before I left Limerick and had read it while waiting at the side of the road for my … Continue reading
Irish Christmas. Part Three: Johnny.
In that last night, while I was signing coasters and Theo earned a new nickname, our host Johnny hit the pubs too. He played guitar with the Mulkerrin Brothers in the American Bar and later joined us for a couple … Continue reading
Irish Christmas. Part Two: The Goat Guy.
When Tony had left to look after his horse he was replaced by John, another Irishman from Dublin. A musician and gifted teller of all sorts of stories (but not a ‘storyteller’ in the primary sense) he was to be … Continue reading