Author and writer Felicity Hayes-McCoy had a connection with Corca Dhuibhne (the Dingle peninsula) from an early age. (The Irish language is the language of the locals there.) But it was only later that she and her husband purchased a house there. Now they spend part of their time on this peninsula of Ireland that sticks out into the Atlantic ocean.
What you’ll hear
- How people on the Dingle peninsula have “a way of looking at life that is deeper, richer and wiser”
- How music and storytelling in Irish are still an integral part of the community there
- Why you don’t need to travel to west County Kerry to find that sense of belonging
- How the ancient Celts viewed the passing seasons
- Felicity’s childhood tradition for Oíche Shamhna (Hallowe’en)
Mentioned in the show
- The House on an Irish Hillside by Felicity Hayes McCoy (Facebook link)
- Felicity’s blog: special shout-out for her photos on Winding down towards Winter
- Bothántaíocht: a “travelling house” where people would meet and socialise
- The meaning of Corca Dhuibhne (pronounce something like KUR-kah GWEE-nah): ‘the territory of the people of the goddess Danu’, the earth-mother of the ancient Celts
- Hy-Brasil – Ireland’s Atlantis island??
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