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The Demise of Mrs Doyle

The Demise of Mrs Doyle Wrote this new poem called The Demise of Mrs Doyle about the hazards of Irish hospitality in the context of Covid 19. You can listen to it here on soundcloud:   Mrs. Doyle’s Demise I hear a knock on the door Then hear the voice of Joan Do you mind if I come in?...

This could be the last hug for a while

This could be the last hug for a while I wrote this song in response to these extraordinary pandemic times. At the start of the first lockdown my dad said ‘this could be the last hug for a while’. I sobbed when he left, not knowing when I would see my parents and family again. Its hard to...

Legacy of Lixnaw: The Floating Flagstone

Legacy of Lixnaw: The Floating Flagstone ‘Legacy of Lixnaw’ was filmed at the Old Court, Lixnaw, Co Kerry. The camera takes us through the site of the ancient palace, the seat of the Fitzmaurices. Narrated by local historian, Pat Joe Gilbert, it weaves the story of this space in times long past…the decadent...

A month of Eating Irish Food, Ellie O Byrne, The Irish Times

A month of Eating Irish Food, Ellie O Byrne, The Irish Times The answer lies in my growing personal awareness of the damage to humans and to the environment by our increasingly globalised food supply chain. It’s also to do with Kerry-based artist and food activist Lisa Fingleton. Fingleton the founder of a growing movement...

The Local Food Project: Greenbites Podcast by Ellie O Byrne

The Local Food Project: Greenbites Podcast by Ellie O Byrne Could YOU live on foods only grown in Ireland for a month each year? Lisa Fingleton is the author of The Local Food Project, based on her 30-day Local Food Challenge: Each September she invites people to try eating only food grown in Ireland. Her partner Rena Blake is...

How do we love?

How do we love? How do we love?   How do we speak of things that we fear? How do we hear the things that we need to hear? This is especially challenging when there is so much divisiveness and fear mongering in the world? I wrote this song while working on The Floating Flagstone with...

Anything can happen down a small boreen!

Anything can happen down a small boreen! Rena Blake and Lisa Fingleton live on an organic social farm near down a small boreen near Ballybunion in North Kerry called The Barna Way. Both are passionate about creativity, community, equality and the nature. They recently planted 10,000 native Irish trees on...

Culture Night with m i n k (Moving Image Network Kerry)

Culture Night with m i n k (Moving Image Network Kerry) m i n k (Moving Image Network Kerry) is a Kerry-based collective of filmmakers and artists. As part of Culture Night 2020, there is a group exhibition at ANAM Arts & Culture Centre in Killarney featuring films by Eavan Aiken & Jennifer Redmond, Treasa...

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