Author: maedhbha

The Wildest of Gees: the Curragh Wrens

Summer 2021 update: With restrictions easing and all of us vaxxed, we’ve finally been able to meet up for some Wild Gees adventures. These have been a series of day trips rather than a full trip as we’re still a bit wary of travel but we managed to fit quite a lot of gees into these! Rather than group by days, we’ve written about some of the themes that emerged over those days. Women’s histories, mythologies and prehistories are everywhere in Ireland, if you know where to look. We hope our recent adventures give you some ideas for discovering some yourself.

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Reading A Ghost in the Throat

A review of Doireann Ní Ghríofa’s A Ghost in the Throat, which explores the life of Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill, author of Caoineadh Art Uí Laoghaire, whose story has been overshadowed by the men in her life.

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A Thread for Oíche Shamhna

Some scary Wild Gees stories coming up for the day that’s in it. Expect graveyards, witches, megalithic tombs and the gateway to the otherworld. Even scarier: centuries of misogyny.

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Some year

Well 2020, you’ve been some year and not in a good way. We’re not going to recap what a shitshow it’s been. We are blessed that we haven’t lost loved ones, but people we love have. Writing a round up of the year amid such global loss

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