Coral Atkinson - Two Countries
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Two Countries

In 1996, Coral was back in Ireland, feeling very torn over whether she should return to live there permanently.

 One day, as I was walking down Grafton Street, in the centre of Dublin, I had the distinct feeling of a voice telling me to go back to New Zealand and write about the two countries.

Ultimately this is what she did.

claddagh ornament

Rag tree in Killeigh

The rag tree at the Seven Blessed Wells of Killeigh in County Offaly.
Rag trees, such as this one, are
traditional throughout Ireland.
In 2002 Coral spent two months
living and writing in Killeigh.

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