Whitethorn/ the blossom of the hawthorn 'Bealtaine is a festival which occurs on May 1st and also refers to the month of May. It typifies our recent Irish ancestors’ dual spiritual tradition: predominantly Christian but with pagan aspects remaining. The Roman Catholic church tried and failed many times to get the Irish people to fully renounce… Continue reading BEALTAINE/ MAY – A TIME TO BLOSSOM
Killukin Cascade Waterfalls, Co. Roscommon, Ireland. Photo by Eileen Moynihan Undamming Our Blockages To Creative Flow Mary E. Knippel, gives some great tips of how to get those creative juices flowing in a guest post on Nina Amir's blog- Write Nonfiction Now ...https://writenonfictionnow.com/5-ways-to-tap-into-your-creativity-and-let-your-writing-flow/ Prime your pump – 'Warm up to set the stage for the main… Continue reading Let Your Writing Flow
'Giving children access to a wide variety of poetry experiences is essential. Ithas long been accepted practice that children's own writing should be interleavedwith their reading of poetry. There are dangers of falling into habitual-teachingpatterns here and 'creative writing' is both an uncomfortable phrase and an easyvictim. Yet, in recent years, there have been many… Continue reading The Importance Of Poetry For Children
Also see at /https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ This time of year is my favourite time of the year, when nature is bursting out everywhere, bringing colour, joy and hope to all. I love finding out about flowers, trees, plants, insects, birds or animals I don't recognize. I want to find out their names, their habits, their special differences.… Continue reading Finding Nature: Identifying flowers, plants and trees
'This year’s Poetry Day theme is New Directions: Maps and Journeys. Now in its seventh year, this day-long annual celebration of the crafted word, spoken and written, is presented by Poetry Ireland in partnership with poetry lovers the length and breadth of the country. In line with current restrictions, everyone is encouraged to take part in… Continue reading New Directions: Maps and Journeys – Poetry Day Ireland 2021
An idea can come in many forms. It can be an inkling, a notion, a concept, a feeling, a thought, an understanding, a hint, a picture, an awareness, even, contentiously, a form of knowledge. Ideas arise out of embodied experience and out of the intellect. They arise out of plurality. They are changeable and multiplicitous and sometimes… Continue reading ‘…And Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?’ The inevitable question for writers?
Easter 'The springtime celebration of Easter is a Christian tradition marking the day Jesus Christ is said to have come back to life. The day is a celebration of Christianity, but it’s also a celebration of new beginnings and the changing seasons. In 2021, Easter (was) celebrated on Sunday, April 4. On Easter Sunday, people… Continue reading Easter, And Other Spring Festivals Around The World
Also see https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ Mine and my sister's new colouring book based on the original illustrations in the book, A Posy of Wild Flowers Our New Colouring Book Has Arrived! I am happy to give you the good news that my sister and I have produced a beautiful colouring book, with poems about wild flowers and… Continue reading Colour, Create And Complete Your Own Works Of Art
Photo by Lalin Swaris On the 17th of March 2010 in Sydney, Australia, Sydney Opera House was illuminated in green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. 'The Tourism Ireland team in Sydney had the idea of marking 200 years since a governor called Lachlan Macquarie held an event to celebrate the Irish in Australia. Our team… Continue reading Global Greening On St. Patrick’s Day
In A Glance...What Draws People To A Book? Well, I would say going on my own personal experience.... The book titleThe cover designThe blurb on the cover or on the inside flap. The title is what people see first. It’s what they remember when they go home to look the book up. It’s what they say… Continue reading What’s In A Book Title?