Ireland is a
magical land whose origins are lost in the mists of
mythology but nevertheless is still intertwined with it even
today. There are fairies and leprechauns still to be found
walking along the boreens at night or hiding in hazel
thickets and ring forts by day if you know where to look. And the wise man knows to leave a jar of poitín out
for the little folk. While they are shy, they can be
mischievous if not placated.
Ireland is also a heroic land, where
great warriors once roamed the verdant green hills doing
battle with invaders intent on despoiling the land. And
even today, there are seanchaithe telling the legends
of Cúchulainn, Lug Lámthota and Fionn mac Cumhaill around
the turf fires in the west of Ireland.
Ireland is also a
tragic land. 'Tis a land of tears and sorrow, of lost love
and unfulfilled potential. And even today, this tragedy
continues as two irreconcilable forces clash against each
other, mindlessly destroying all that they touch.
Set in 1924 just
at the end of the first Troubles. this is a story of two
young lovers, caught between those opposing forces, but
still in Ireland, a still a magical land of mythology,
heroes and tragedy.
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