An Old Woman's Reflections

Author: Peig Sayers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192812391

Category: Biography

Page: 164

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Known affectionately as "the Queen of Gaelic Storytellers," Peig Sayers here offers reminiscences of the daily events that made up her life (such as seal catching, collecting turf for roofs, preparing for a funeral wake) alongside the tragedies of drownings at sea, pilgrimages, and the news of the 1916 revolution in Dublin City. It is a unique record of an essential part of the oral Gaelic tradition.

An Old Woman’s Reflections

Author: Peig Sayers

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789122376

Category: History

Page: 120

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Peig Sayers was ‘the Queen, of Gaelic story-tellers’. She was born in the parish of Dunquin in Kerry and married into a neighbouring island, the Great Blasket, where she spent most of her life. Students and scholars of the Irish language came from far and wide to visit her. She was, as Robin Flower wrote in The Western Island, ‘a natural orator, with so keen a sense of the turn of phrase and the lifting rhythm appropriate to Irish that her words could be written down as they leave her lips, and they would have the effect of literature with no savour of the artificiality of composition’. Her Reflections are a collection of her fireside stories, most of them tales of her friends and neighbours on the Great Blasket, the island that also produced Maurice O’Sullivan’s Twenty Tears A-Growing and Tόmas ό Crohan’s The Islandman.

Traditional Storytelling Today

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135917140

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 644

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Island Home

Author: George Derwent Thomson,Tim Enright

Publisher: Brandon/Mount Eagle

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 168

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Great Blasket Island is a townland in the parish of Dunquin, county Kerry.

Collaborative-Dialogic Practice

Author: Harlene Anderson,Diane R. Gehart

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 100055936X

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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Collaborative-Dialogic Practice provides professionals a humanizing approach in facilitating transformative dialogues with their clients, making a difference, and creating surprising possibilities in our fast-changing, diverse, and ever-shrinking world. Written alongside a collection of international experts, Harlene Anderson and Diane Gehart introduce collaborative-dialogic practice as a way to encourage relationships and conversations that create generative space and promote meaningful changes in clients, even in the most difficult situations. Split into theory and practice, Part 1 introduces collaborative-dialogue and locates it within traditional and contemporary challenges and practices, providing an overview of its conceptual framework. Chapters in Part 2 then detail the practice in a variety of contexts, cultures, and diverse populations, illustrating how readers can translate the concepts to their distinctive practice settings, and their clients’ unique situations. Accessible and applicable, this book will be an essential resource and guide for professionals in diverse contexts, cultures, and disciplines, including counselors, psychotherapists, consultants, leaders, mentors, educators, and trainers.

The Music of What Happens

Author: John J. Ó Ríordáin

Publisher: St Marys Press

ISBN: 9780884895145

Category: Celtic Church

Page: 119

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John J. O' Riordain speaks of Celtic spirituality as a lived experience even in modern Ireland. The author explores the richness of Celtic spirituality as it emerged in Europe around 1000 BC, to the Celt's eventual absorbtion of the Christian message in the Ireland of the 5th century.

Reflections on Old Age

Author: Cornelius F. Murphy Jr.

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498218865

Category: History

Page: 140

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The English writer E. M. Forster described old age as "a seductive combination of increased wisdom and decaying powers to which too little intelligence is devoted." This book is a response to that criticism. It explains how old age has been considered throughout the ages by philosophers, poets, and other literary figures, and explores how the extraordinary increase of life expectancy that began in the last century has be sustained by science and medicine. Unfortunately the general public still prefers to keep the elderly out of sight and, especially, out of mind. To overcome this marginalization I call for the emergence of a more inclusive humanism--one that is welcoming to persons of all ages. To overcome the pervasive isolation of the elderly requires a new dialogue across all the living generations. Echoing the sentiments of Cicero in his classic study of old age, I also call for a reflective maturity to develop among the elderly, one that reaches deeply into themselves and increases their understanding of the world around them. Spiritual maturity demands growth in virtue and charity in the advance of years. A reaching out to all in the pursuit of justice and the common good is strongly recommended. The book concludes with some reflections upon hopes for personal immortality as well as the qualities of divine justice and mercy.