A small country with a big reputation, helped along by a timeless, age-caressed landscape and a fascinating, friendly people, whose lyrical nature is expressed in the warmth of their welcome. Ireland of the postcard exists. Along the peninsulas of the southwest, the brooding loneliness of Connemara and the dramatic wildness of County Donegal. You'll also find it in the lakelands of Counties Leitrim and Roscommon and the undulating hills of the sunny southeast. Ireland's history presents itself everywhere: from the breathtaking monuments of prehistoric Ireland at Brú na Bóinne to the fabulous ruins of Ireland's rich monastic past
There is something at once fascinating and frightening about places that were once busy centres of other people’s lives. Dare to be with these images! Listen for the echoes, recognise the faded glamour and elegance and acknowledge the hardship and yes, even the despair. Be with your own mortality and recognise, in your mind, those who lived, loved, worked and played in these forgotten places.
For many years now as I have wandered silent places, remote places, lonely places whether in journeys of reality or merely travels of the mind thoughts have come to me.
Whispers which speak of things that make sense of the life lessons and experiences I have had. They often don't seem to be of me but come to me when I find peace and still the chatter of the mind. A quiet voice, a voice of wisdom that is not mine.....This is the Voice of the Soul.