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Tirnony Dolmen…

County Derry, Tuesday, 14th June, 2022…

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Should it surprise us that people

who lived so long ago

were engaged in magical practices?

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Hardly, and certainly not if we turn a critical eye

upon the nature of their monuments.

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But do the texts left to us say aught of all this?

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Why, of course they do, but only

if one can read between the lines.

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The artful amongst the Crafty Folk

are regarded as gods by the laity.

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Even though they too

die like mere mortals.

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But the Fomorians also

were renowned

for their men of art.

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And the ensuing battle between the two factions,

by some, is regarded as a purely magical one.

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Fomorian means ‘under-the-sea’.

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The banks of Lough Rea…

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While it is clear for all to see

what flies above the water,

lest ye be blind,

it is much more difficult to glean

what lies beneath.

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