Llangar Church: Garw-Wen.

  I was there, watching, the day the men raised the first stone. Dismayed, I turned away - I heard Tum-Tup, same as you, mutter under his breath, so was it any wonder what happened, happened. We were there that second morning too, watching the disbelief on their faces. Did you see Tum-Tups face?  The, … Continue reading Llangar Church: Garw-Wen.

Cascob: the Dragons Lair and St Michael.

The map above charts the five St Michael's Churches set in a 'ring' around the area of Radnor Forest, said in the legend to be keeping a sleeping dragon at bay. As I said in The Cascob Charm earlier, this looks more like an inverted pentagram than anything else... the Churches beginning with the southern one and … Continue reading Cascob: the Dragons Lair and St Michael.


"Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man."  Romeo and Juliet. Act 3, scene 1. William Shakespear. The only thing we all have in common, it is said, is death. The rites and rituals surrounding the dead and dying are as diverse as the human race it's self. The Irish have their … Continue reading Death