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I spent last Friday on the smallest of the Aran Islands, Inisheer, also known as  Inis Oírr in Irish or Inis Oirthir or Inis Thiar, depending on the website you use. Many names for a very small place.

The ferry from Doolin
The ferry docked at the village on Innisheer.

Looking back, I wonder how a lump of limestone at the edge of the Atlantic can be such a magical place, but it is. I spent most of the day walking country roads edged by stone walls. Like the rest of Ireland, there's a surprise around every corner - a boy leading a horse, a wall of wildflowers, a view of a lighthouse or a shipwreck or an ancient fort. ...continue reading "A Day on Inisheer"

Let's get the bad news out of the way first. My blog has, I hope temporarily, lost the capacity to load photos. I'm working on it but it may be a week - or more - before I can load any more images. Meanwhile, I'll post photos on my Facebook and Google+ pages.

On the good side, today I head off to explore the west of Ireland for a few days. As a knitter I'm looking forward to the Aran Islands. As a fan of the movie Princess Bride I plan to visit The Cliffs of Moher. Will keep you posted, as usual. Because I'll be travelling the main blog may not come out on the scheduled day, but I'll do the best I can with the resources available.

When I return to Borris I'll be working on a new book. I'm putting together a volume of my most popular short stories, both from the site and from my files. Initially it will be in PDF format, although hard copy may be a possibility in the future. I'll keep you posted!