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What Did You Do In Your Summer Holidays/Vacation? -The Essay

See also in https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ Children at the seaside When I was a child and went back to school in September, I always dreaded the essay or composition we would have to write about what we did in our summer holidays. Yes, I lived on an island with seaside resorts on it and many places to… Continue reading What Did You Do In Your Summer Holidays/Vacation? -The Essay

Cruinniú na nÓg -A day of free creativity for children and young people – Saturday 12th June 2021

'Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. The inaugural Cruinniú na nÓg took place on 23rd June 2018… Continue reading Cruinniú na nÓg -A day of free creativity for children and young people – Saturday 12th June 2021

ENDINGS: Some Of My Favourites

Good endings make sense; evoke emotion like contentment, anger, sadness, or curiosity; shift the reader’s perspective; or open her mind to new ideas. They do not confuse or cast the whole story as a hoax. Good endings bring the hero—and, more importantly, the reader—to some kind of destination (even if it’s a trap)https://refiction.com/articles/making-ends-meet-how-to-write-a-good-ending-to-a-story. Alex J… Continue reading ENDINGS: Some Of My Favourites

Celebrate the Hawthorn, make it our national flowering tree!

Ann Gerety Smyth

Longford is wild and beautiful. Have you ever noticed?

Living in the middle of it sometimes we forget. I like to admire it in the quietness when letting my dinosaurs loose in the early morning. By dinosaurs I mean chickens but that is how wild and wonderful Longford is, she takes you right back if you’ll let her.

Back to when time began and the world was young and full of hope.
If you stay still enough you might even see through the veil of this time and into all that ages that went before us in the very spot we stand. People populated Longford very early on, the county is covered in raths, dolmens and ancient burial grounds.

Sometime I think “I see dead people”, or maybe otherworldly ones. Either way they’re not frightening, they just are. 

Often it takes someone from outside the county to show us how…

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