Author Archives: Deirdre Mask - NUI Galway

Thanks, Lads

My other reflections centered on my life in Galway, the structure of my days, all those funny little things you learn about a country by living there, and not just visiting.  (Isn’t it amazing that you can get a decent … Continue reading

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Connemarathon

I always have difficulties with “reflections.”  Thoughts and images that seem so bright and flexible in my mind stiffen when I write them down.  On the page, heartfelt feelings become artificial. So instead, I’m going to write about the Connemarathon.  … Continue reading

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No Longer a Tourist

Every evening these days, we get a knock at the door a little after dinner.  At the door often stand two people, sometimes older, sometimes younger, and they politely ask for a moment of my time.  Am I by any … Continue reading

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Settling in Galway

I took a trip to the “chemist” yesterday and a woman across the shop, a woman I didn’t recognize, called out my name.  “Deirdre!” she shouted, with obvious affection.  I nearly dropped my small bundle of purchases.  Now, who was … Continue reading

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