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Colm Herron commented on Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
"I can completely understand that Patrick. As one of the characters in my book says: "What's all this about Rome anyway? Christ wouldn't have touched the place with a ten foot crozier. Rome is all down to that bucko Constantine.""
Feb 2
Patrick Francis Deady commented on Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
"I go to Mass weekly but wonder about the CEO of this outfit which has hardly any staff.  Here's how I survive it. The only thing that exists for me on that day is the Church I'm in, my Wife who is with me along with the Priest and the…"
Feb 1
Colm Herron commented on Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
"Patrick, I received one of your comments this morning but the other one which began with "I go to Mass weekly but wonder about the CEO of this outfit which has hardly  any staff. Here's how I survive it.  The only thing that…"
Feb 1

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Against The Wind and Colm Herron are now friends
Feb 1
Patrick Francis Deady left a comment for Colm Herron
"I feel we may be kindred spirits, Colm. I hold very strong views but generally don't express them. A little leaked out this morning. "
Jan 31
Patrick Francis Deady commented on Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
"I go to Mass weekly but wonder about the CEO of this outfit which has hardly  any staff. Here's how I survive it.  The only thing that exists for me on that day is the church I'm in, my wife who is with me, the congregation and…"
Jan 31
Colm Herron commented on Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
"Thanks James. I see you were through the mill here away back. I suppose Ireland has come on in some ways since those dark days but the acquisitiveness and mutual back-scratching are still a bloody millstone. And don't get me started on the…"
Jan 31
Colm Herron commented on Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
"Thanks Patrick. I thought the old song wouldn't mind a bit of tampering."
Jan 31
Patrick Francis Deady commented on Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
"I remembered it so I sang it. Then I read your story.  Bless you, Colm."
Jan 31
Patrick Francis Deady liked Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
Jan 31

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Against The Wind commented on Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
"Keep writing Colm, May your pen never run dry. James O'Brien."
Jan 30

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Against The Wind liked Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
Jan 30
Colm Herron commented on Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
"The term 'holy ireland' was ironic Geraldine. The major government and spiritual figures in my country have, since so-called independence, managed to foist the grossest injustices imaginable on our suffering masses. From independence on,…"
Jan 27
Geraldine Callaghan commented on Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
"I  do not reside in Ireland. I visit frequently and over the years I have observed the advancement; some for the better, some to it’s detriment. Your use of the words “Holy Ireland” is a stretch. I’m sure your book will…"
Jan 27
Colm Herron commented on Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
"Thanks for your comment Geraldine. Back in holy Ireland we've moved on a bit since girls were left to rot in laundries and priests were bowed and scraped to and Catholic teachings were accepted without question."
Jan 27
Geraldine Callaghan commented on Colm Herron's blog post A Maiden So Bewitching
"I remember this song well: after reading your Preview, I know for sure I won’t be purchasing it ."
Jan 27

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A Maiden So Bewitching

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 7:00am 11 Comments

Do you remember this old song?

Come single belle and beau, onto me pay attention -

Don't ever fall in love, it's the devil's own invention.

For once I fell in love with a maiden so bewitching

Miss Henrietta Bell out of Captain Kelly's kitchen -

With me toora loora la, toora loora…

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The British Question (And How They Kept Disgracing Themselves)

Posted on January 28, 2018 at 10:00am 2 Comments

I had decided not to go on the Bloody Sunday march in Derry, my home town, because I was too frightened. I felt I had good cause. Word was that British parachute regiment was to be on duty here that day and I knew they had gone on a…

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The Israeli Occupation: Different Voices

Posted on September 27, 2017 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Very recently I heard a young Israeli called Yehuda Shaul being interviewed on Radio Ulster. Yehuda is the co-founder of Breaking the Silence, an organization that aims to expose the harsh realities of the Occupation to fellow Israelis. His words made such…

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At 1:11pm on August 21, 2016, Claire Fullerton said…

Welcome to the flock, Colm.

At 3:25pm on January 31, 2019, Patrick Francis Deady said…

I feel we may be kindred spirits, Colm. I hold very strong views but generally don't express them. A little leaked out this morning. 

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