Lynch’s Christmas Window
A small section of Lynch’s beautiful window in Main Street
Someone is Filming us
I spotted this film maker in Main Street on November 26 2020
Ballybunion Protestant Church
Photo from Cathleen Mulvihill to Glin Historical Society
Photo and text from Martin Moore on Facebook
A photo of mine from about 1992. John P Kennelly of Cooltoosane, Clounmacon repairs the thatch on his house. For John Paul the way to do it was the way of his father, and the generations before.
Near his knee he has a scallop ready for use. This was used to secure the new thatch.
Further down he has more scallops held in a thatched basket, while to the right he has fresh reed that will be used for thatching.
This was such a great house to visit as John Paul was very knowledgeable on the history and traditions of Ciarrai Thuaidh.
Ni bheidh a leithead aris againne.
THE LATE SEAN O’HISTON R.I.P. DIRREEN, ATHEA, THATCHING HIS HUMBLE ABODE
This photo and caption is from Cathleen Mulvihill to Glin Historical Society
Thatcher by Seamus Heaney
Bespoke for weeks, he turned up some morning
Opened and handled sheaves of lashed wheat-straw.
Then fixed the ladder, laid out well honed blades
That, bent in two, made a white-pronged staple
Couchant for days on sods above the rafters,
The Japanese have a word for my condition! I have Tsundoku and, worse still, I’m a hopeless case.
Tsundoku is the practice of piling up more books than you ever get round to reading. Covid 19 has been good for me because I’ve worked my way through quite a few but Christmas is coming. Tsundoku is like other addictions. It’s really hard to let go.