The Scenic Route

Caol Áit

An Caol Áit   Físeán, Focail, Ceol: Maria Coleman. Glór: Pól Ó Gallachóir Sa leathanta a bhí ann fada ó shin, bhí a fhios ag na daoine nach raibh ach brat éadrom ann, idir an gnáth shaol, agus an taobh eile; an réimse spioradálta. Labhair siad go díreach le spiorad na háite ag suíomhanna speisialta

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Síle na gCíoch ar an Trá

(Sheela na Gig on the beach) Le linn ré na dianghlasála, tháining ghrúpa mná le chéile, frid an ‘Donegal Women’s Network’ chun chúrsa griangrafadoireacht a dhéanamh. D’éirigh thar cionn leo leis an chúrsa, agus níobh fhada go raibh tionscnamh cruthaitheach idir lámha acu.   Ar an gcéad lá do mhí Lúnasa, tiocfaidh an ghrúpa le

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Lockdown Emergence

Last year, when the lockdown hammer fell and we were sent scuttling to the shelter of our homes, we collectively endured shock, horror, fear, dismay and something akin to grief, as the habitual structures that underpinned ‘normality’ were suddenly pulled out from under our feet. As the global suffering unfolded and footage emerged of Italians

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Sábhalfaidh sí an domhain

Sábhalfaidh na Mná an Domhain

Press Play to view this Irish Language video blog. Enable Closed Captions for English translation. It is an updated, Irish version of this earlier blog post written in 2016

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Yoga as Medicine

We’re back in deep lockdown here in Ireland and the kids are again unable to go to school. Although Covid earthquakes have profoundly rocked the world’s reality since 2020, another silent tsunami of ill health is also hitting global shores. A mental health crisis looms now as a direct consequence of the isolation, fear and

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I am an Artist (and so are You)

(or Raw Creativity is a Playful Tool for Self Care). A part of me flinches when I shape my mouth around the words “I am an Artist.” Artists are special, anointed, they possess GENIUS. They generate the stuff that is CULTURE. Sure, what would I know about that? The Imposter Syndrome makes me cough and

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Mandala Mindfulness

Lockdown has driven everyone to technology. I should be in my element. In a ‘past life’ I was a tech whizz. I dabbled in coding and used cutting edge interactive video and sound software, as well as sensors and microcontrollers during my masters degree and doctoral research. I even designed an interactive multimedia tool called

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What Happens in Vagus

“What happens in Vagus”  Everywhere you look in Ireland there are those yellow, black and white ads with spiky sphere graphics representing viruses. I was having a nice relationship with the colour yellow until they authorities hijacked it. Now, I’m not so sure. I’m a visual learner, so as went into the eighth week of

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The Elephant in the Room

In this time of pandemic, fear is more than understandable. The death-toll is undeniably concerning. A huge percentage of the world’s population have been asked by their governments (with echoes of an old-testament ‘passover’ story) to retreat to the safety of their homes. Shops and hospitals and a few services are deemed essential, while everything

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Accessing Chicken Licken’s Wisdom

The Sky’s not Falling In!!!!! The day after the school’s closed due to the pandemic, a pretty unusual ‘Late Late Show’ aired on RTÉ. No audience attended and there were representatives from the health service, teachers and voluntary organisations present to discuss the unfolding and unprecedented situation. It was all entirely surreal, but what stood

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Creativity is our Superpower

Recently, I had occasion to put the following question to our favourite childhood hero: “Bosco, when people grow up they sometimes forget to play and sing and draw pictures and dance. I think it helps to keep people happy. What do you think? (To hear Bosco’s advice on maintaining your sense of fun as a grown-up you

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Comhcheol brings First Fortnight to Donegal

I had a dream ….bring First Fortnight arts and mental health festival to Co. Donegal… Once I made the call and the woman ‘from Delmonte said Yes’, I got audacious and started dreaming more dreams and making more calls. Here is what has come together. Hold the dates. Ar an gCéad Dul Síos – The Balor Theatre,

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