18 thoughts on “In Kerry

  1. Worlds Biggest Ranter

    Why is that this nations greatest heroes always have to be (through no fault of their own) poignant, lamentable victims. A nations heroes should not be created in such a manner. They’re supposed to be joyousness, momentous almost fictional characters to be celebrated for all things good. Why are we sitting here -yet again – today with another hero that never should have been . What a woman. That I have to feel so much pride in her genuinely upsets me. You’re not supposed to be such a hero for simply living your life or at least simply trying to. She was only ever supposed to be a mother and what a mother. Rest in peace.

  2. Daithi

    Incredibly sad. I honestly wonder how people, such as her family, can deal with the experience they’re going through. For what it’s worth, I wish them every possible happiness the rest of their lives and conjure.

    I’m not sure I’ve seen a more poignant or loaded photograph. Simultaneously tragic, beautiful, portentous, hopeless and yet absolutely representative of Ireland as a place.

      1. Otis Blue

        Agreed, it’s such an evocative picture; desperately sad but beautiful too. Kudos to the writer of the tweet and this comment – There’s a phrase as Gaeilge when someone passes away- “Tá sí imithe ar shlí na fírinne”, meaning “She is gone on the way of the truth”. If that doesn’t describe what Emma Mhic Mhathúna stood for, I don’t know what does.

  3. Spaghetti Hoop

    Poignant photo. May she rest in peace. Fup cancer. We need better screening, less mis-diagnoses, and zero screening mis-management.

  4. the bottler

    Beautiful and moving photograph as if nature itself is lamenting this lady’s passing. May Emma rest in peace.

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