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What histories are etched into ancient stones?

Tales decayed with the fall of walls:

The sag of dynasty, the crumble of bones,

The march of ghosts through tumbled halls.

from 'Ancient Places', a poem by Ali Isaac.

The white quartz wall of Newgrange burial mound, Ireland.
Close-up of my daughter, Carys's face; sh has Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome.
Silhouette of Loughcrew burial mound, Ireland, at equinox sunrise.

the crow in irish mythology

In Irish mythology, the crow is seen as a manifestation of the Morrigan (in Irish, Mór-ríoghain), meaning phantom/great Queen. She was a deity signifying ‘battle, strife and sovereignty’, a harbinger of war and death, who spoke of the battlefield as ‘her garden’.

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About Ali

I recently graduated from Maynooth University with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History with a Special Interest in Irish Cultural Heritage. Here is where I write about my passions...


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