Anois Teacht an Earraigh

‘Anois teacht an Earraigh…’ The first words of an Irish poem, written by the blind poet Raifteiri and memorised by every schoolchild in Ireland. ‘Now that Spring is coming…’ According to the traditional Irish calendar, Spring begins on 1 February, Brigit’s Day. So naturally, Brigit being contrary at times, what with the confusion over whether […]