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Archive for the ‘Myths’ Category

Split the Difference

September 1, 2014

As the last of my holidays for the summer comes to an end, I seem to be heading into busy times. I have an exciting book festival coming up in October – The Encounters Festival. This is based in and around the Lanark library network and sounds as if it will have some great attractions. […]


The Slemish Snakes

June 11, 2014

The absence of snakes in Ireland gave rise to the legend that they had all been banished by St. Patrick, chasing them into the sea after they attacked him during a 40-day fast he was undertaking on top of Slemish Hill. I passed the hill today, a mini Ayers Rock, which juts out of the […]