Tag Archives: Ireland

Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann Random House, 2009 “I gave them all the truth and none of the honesty,” the character, Gloria says. McCann has an undisputed knack for delivering single lines that could be pasted to the refrigerator and pondered while washing … Continue reading

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Tramore to London, The Fifth Leg of This Dog

Our last night in Ireland was at the seaside town of Tramore. Quiet and ramshackle, it had the feel of long tradition, longer memory, and grey wool coats over wool sweaters over cotton shirts. Houses were simple and flush with … Continue reading

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Dublin to Tramore, The Fourth Leg of This Dog

Impossible to contain Ireland in 500 words, so I won’t. There isn’t a way into the story and if I found one, I’d have to emigrate. It is ephemeral everlasting; a contradiction that remains Ireland to me. We stepped on … Continue reading

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