Inteachán – Book Three: Operation Turnback 3: 19 ‘The world can wait ‘til morning’

‘There are some truths we are not meant to know,’ he continued but Inteachán began to doze. She was only young and it was late. ‘I really need to tell you …’ Inteachán’s mother put her finger on his lips. ‘We have time enough to speak of these things and many more.’ She smiled. ‘Let […]

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Inteachán – Book Three: Operation Turnback 3: 16 ‘groping for a better word’

Of course, lowering a rope is the easy part. Lowering yourself is another thing altogether. Breathing slowly, Inteachán checked her gloves and began her descent. If the sight of child feeding a rope to a hole was bizarre enough then the sight of this same hole slowly swallowing the same child whole would undoubtedly leave […]

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Inteachán – Book Three: Operation Turnback 3: 14 ‘I’m away’

‘The 12th Earl of Silverhill let the stories of this land guide him where they led, ’explained Mac. ‘This is what brought him to Tibradden.’ Inteachán said nothing. She let Mac be himself some more. ‘There are more significant occurrences like Tibradden Lough elsewhere in the country, particularly where limestone is more common, but for […]

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Inteachán – Book Three: Operation Turnback 3: 13 ‘only ink and intentions’

‘Armed with only ink and intentions the 12th Earl of Silverhill walked this country back and forth for thirteen years. Following trickles and noting their source; divining, descending and most of all drawing, we have the 12th Earl of Silverhill to thank for almost all we know about this island and its water.’ Mac turned […]

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