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 Ridge above Thallabawn.  Illustration: Michael Viney.

Day after day as May began, the sun rose from the ridge in one of our kitchen windows and started to set, around nine, in another, behind the slope to(...)

Mayo shipwreck: the twisted timbers after storms exposed them at Thallabawn in 1983. Painting: Michael Viney

On a lean, worn coastline so open to Atlantic storms it can be hard for human history to keep its story intact. The big strand below us at Thallabawn,(...)

 Michael Viney in his garden at Thallabawn. Photograph: Richard Johnson
The good life

In September 1961, London’s Evening Standard newspaper printed a small observation that was infused with incredulity. “In a few days’ time,” it report(...)