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Image accompanying a memoir describing the excitement of a childhood holiday on the island of Achill, County Mayo, and an ascent of its Croaghaun mountain
Croaghaun

Memoir describing the excitement of a childhood holiday on the island of Achill, County Mayo, and an ascent of its Croaghaun mountain. ...
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Image accompanying a poem describing the pleasures of Inch beach in Kerry, Ireland
To Inch

Jill Peer Inch by inch the wagtails sweep Round and round up and down the beach. Storm clouds fade away the hills. ...
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The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill.sm
The Story of Tuan mac Cairill

Finnian, the Abbott of Moville, went southwards and eastwards in great haste. News had come to him in Donegal that there were yet people in his own province who believed in gods that he did not approve of, and the gods that we do not approve of are treated scurvily, even by saintly men. He was told of a powerful gentleman who observed neither Saint’s day nor Sunday. “A powerful person!” said Finnian. “All that,” was the reply. “We shall try this person’s power,” said Finnian. “He is reputed to be a wise and hardy man,” said his informant. “We shall test his wisdom and his hardihood.” ...
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