#149 | Dolphin De Siècle

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you wouldn’t have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.

Ithaca, C.P. Cavafy

In Kerry, the sun sets over the ocean.

As the county comes to terms with the possible loss of its most famous aquatic son, Darach and Peadar talk about Kerry and its relationship with Fungie the dolphin. Isn’t it apt that this playful creature, both solitary and outgoing in particular ways, fit right in down in Coirce Duibhne, a place of stunning natural beauty both isolated and blossoming with storytellers and musicians?

In this episode Darach recounts his memories of Kerry, especially Dingle and Kenmare. The lads speculate on the origin of Kerryman jokes and, as Halloween is approaching, they take a look at the Kerryman newspaper’s legendary ghost stories for kids by kids seasonal competition, even reading some out.

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