Time Passes: Irish Christmas Story PodcastTime Passes is a story about emigrants coming home to Ireland for Christmas. It’s set back in the days of the West Clare Railway and I was moved to write it after reading a poem in Irish about our town by fellow Ennisymon writer, the late Tadhg O hÉaghráin.
Time Passes was first read on KPFA radio in Berkeley, California in 1986 and subsequently published in The West: Stories from Ireland. It has also been published in several newspapers and magazines in Europe and North America and is in a few anthologies of short fiction. The song ‘Memories’ by Ron Kavana is based on this story.
Music is by Martin Hayes + Dennis Cahill
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Beannachtaí Nollag díbh, agus go mbeirfimid beo ag an t-am seo arís ag cómhóradh na féile — Christmas Blessings to all, and may we be alive at this time again to celebrate the Festival. ES
photo credit: Clare County Library
Books by Eddie Stack