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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Boyne Berries 11



Boyne Berrries 11 will be launched on Thursday, 29th March, at 8pm in the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim Co. Meath.  The launch will be performed by the sports commentator and author, Michael Slavin.  He has written such books as Showjumping Legends: Ireland, 1868-1998 and The Book of Tara, among others.  He also runs the book store on the Hill of Tara.  From an earlier blog piece of mine:

After spending a wonderful afternoon exploring the Hill of Tara with my nieces we wandered into a little bookstore on the Hill. The girls picked up some very old children's books and I a booklet on The Druids at Tara. When we were paying the man running the store said he would sign the booklet for me, being none other than the author himself. Michael Slavin is the author of The Book of Tara.

I love this ancient place and have been reading about the 5 roads to Tara. Today we went to Rath Grainne (Grainne of Toraiocht Diarmaid agus Grainne fame) and found our path along the woods on the slopes. We visited the Well of the White Cow, which is also known as St. Patrick's Well, The Well of the Dark Eye, the Well of the Healer and Cormac's Well I think. The Sons of Mil worshipped Edain Echraidhe (the white mare). Before them the white cow was worshipped. Around Tara the valleys belong to the white mare and the white cow where the rivers Gabhra and Skane meet. 

Admission to the event will be free and tea and coffee will be provided.  Writers featured in the magazine will read from it.  The magazine will be available to purchase on the night and from The Boyne Writers' site http://www.boynewriters.com/

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