Author Archives: Fionnuala Rockett
Recently, a great little shop in Harold’s Cross which had all kinds of curios and antiques, closed down. Tom, the owner there, a gentleman and very knowledgeable, allowed Pearse McGloughlin and his brother Kevin to quickly drop in and record a version of a song called ‘Whiskey Tree’ before the closure. The song actually came out of some song-writing workshops Pearse was doing with a group of people experiencing homelessness, people who, for various reasons, had ended up in a pretty bleak place in their lives. The workshops also reminded Pearse of how music can be a source of solace for people.
We in Harold’s Cross are very sad to see the closure of Harold’s Bazaar.
You can watch the video of the song in the shop by clicking:
There are other events on in south Dublin around Bloomsday, check out the details here.
Also, the Dublin Sketchers (who presented this year at the Harold’s Cross Festival) are exhibiting at the Olivier Cornet Gallery on Sunday 16th. See details here.
Here is an excerpt from Cyclops relating to ‘the Marriage of Trees’:-
—As treeless as Portugal we’ll be soon, says John Wyse,
or Heligoland with its one tree if something is not done to
reafforest the land. Larches, firs, all the trees of the conifer
family are going fast. I was reading a report of lord
—Save them, says the citizen, the giant ash of Galway
and the chieftain elm of Kildare with a fortyfoot bole and
an acre of foliage. Save the trees of Ireland for the future
men of Ireland on the fair hills of Eire, O.
—Europe has its eyes on you, says Lenehan.
The fashionable international world attended EN
MASSE this afternoon at the wedding of the chevalier
Jean Wyse de Neaulan, grand high chief ranger of the Irish
National Foresters, with Miss Fir Conifer of Pine Valley.
Lady Sylvester Elmshade, Mrs Barbara Lovebirch, Mrs Poll
Ash, Mrs Holly Hazeleyes, Miss Daphne Bays, Miss
Dorothy Canebrake, Mrs Clyde Twelvetrees, Mrs Rowan
Greene, Mrs Helen Vinegadding, Miss Virginia Creeper,
Miss Gladys Beech, Miss Olive Garth, Miss Blanche
Maple, Mrs Maud Mahogany, Miss Myra Myrtle, Miss
Priscilla Elderflower, Miss Bee Honeysuckle, Miss Grace
Poplar, Miss O Mimosa San, Miss Rachel Cedarfrond, the
Misses Lilian and Viola Lilac, Miss Timidity Aspenall, Mrs
Kitty Dewey-Mosse, Miss May Hawthorne, Mrs Gloriana
Palme, Mrs Liana Forrest, Mrs Arabella Blackwood and
Mrs Norma Holyoake of Oakholme Regis graced the
ceremony by their presence. The bride who was given
away by her father, the M’Conifer of the Glands, looked
exquisitely charming in a creation carried out in green
mercerised silk, moulded on an underslip of gloaming
grey, sashed with a yoke of broad emerald and finished
with a triple flounce of darkerhued fringe, the scheme
being relieved by bretelles and hip insertions of acorn
bronze. The maids of honour, Miss Larch Conifer and
Miss Spruce Conifer, sisters of the bride, wore very
becoming costumes in the same tone, a dainty motif of
plume rose being worked into the pleats in a pinstripe and
repeated capriciously in the jadegreen toques in the form
heron feathers of paletinted coral. Senhor Enrique Flor
presided at the organ with his wellknown ability and, in
addition to the prescribed numbers of the nuptial mass,
played a new and striking arrangement of Woodman, spare
that tree at the conclusion of the service. On leaving the
church of Saint Fiacre in Horto after the papal blessing the
happy pair were subjected to a playful crossfire of
hazelnuts, beechmast, bayleaves, catkins of willow, ivytod,
hollyberries, mistletoe sprigs and quicken shoots. Mr and
Mrs Wyse Conifer Neaulan will spend a quiet honeymoon
in the Black Forest.
And the well-known buildings are:
Mount Argus church, the Poolbeg stacks, Church of our Lady of the Rosary, Four Courts,
Ha’penny Bridge, St Patrick’s Cathedral, The GPO, the Spire, Liberty Hall, the Custom House,
Croke Park, the Convention Centre, Samuel Beckett Bridge and the Ulster Bank buildings.