Sunday April 5, 2020

Gaelic Ireland brought to life

Stories From A Sacred Landscape, by Caimin O’Brien, Mercier Press, €40.

27th May, 2006

Stories From A Sacred Landscape, by Caimin O’Brien, Mercier Press, €40.

We are in the past, in the world of Gaelic Ireland, half a millennium before Norman or English enter this land. This is a world of kings granting land to hermits, bards making lays and poems in praise of their patrons, artists carving high crosses and architects building chapels and monasteries.

No doubt it was also a world of ordinary irritations, injustices...

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