A Fairy House has appeared, full of mementos and beautiful miniature ceramics in the Derrynane woods.
The house is dedicated to a very special person, Ita Corridan, who sadly passed away after a brief illness in the autumn of 2014.
Ita was much-loved in the local community and well-known to visitors at Derrynane House. She worked for many years in the café at this National Monument in County Kerry. Ita was very involved with local community activities and with the church in Caherdaniel. Her hobbies included walking, hiking, sunbathing, swimming, reading and collecting fine china. Visitors to Ita’s fairy house will see tiny depictions of these hobbies, beautifully handcrafted by local ceramic artist, Cara Turner.
Inside, a sideboard holds miniscule cups and saucers to depict Ita’s collection of fine china. On a table, a book rests waiting to be read. A pair of hiking boots is placed inside the door. The highlight of the interior of the house is the family itself.
Ceramic figures of Ita, with her husband Tom, son Joe, grandson Adam, and daughters Eimear and Dee. Tom is a keen cyclist and a bicycle wheel rests by his feet. Ita is holding a cake, she was a wonderful baker and produced many mouth-watering delights for visitors to Derrynane House.
“Ita was a great supporter of the Fairy Trail in Derrynane” noted fairy house builder, Ginny. “This little house is a gesture of thanks”.
What to do on a wild an windy summer day in Kerry!
With so many blustery days this summer, it’s no wonder the fairies have been busy indoors. They have been hollowing out a tree to make a new three storey tree home in Derrynane Woods. They even put displays in some windows of their precious possessions..
So this is what the fairies do when the weather is not great. They get VERY busy – just to keep warm!
– maybe you might be able to peep behind the curtain to see what is hiding there!
If you go out in the woods today – you never know what you might spot.Click the pic!
A Holiday Break by the sea in Kerry
Not long ago, we told you that Marigold was keeping an eye on Isadora’s house. This was because Isadora was taking a holiday break in Kerry for Easter. Here she is in Derrynane, where she met some of her fairy cousins.
When she came back home to her house in Russborough in County Wicklow, she was a little sad because it looked as if someone had tried to break her front door down. Marigold told her not to be concerned because all the children who visit the woods are going to be much more careful about knocking on Fairy Doors. from now on.
Travelling back deeper into the wood, Marigold was delighted to see that all was well at her own home – she was also happy that she didn’t have to worry about Isadora’s house anymore.
What you need to know about Fairies who live on the Irish Trails
We are all different, yet all connected through hundreds of years of Fairy Communications!. The very newest trail that has been discovered is unique, insofar as the actual fairies have been identified by name…. AND the houses that they live in can be found!
Last week, over 1,000 folk visited Russborough House in Co. Kildare, and experienced the recently discovered fairy trail on Ladies Island. Little ones, with parents and grandparents were all keen to see what was afoot – and under their feet. Everyone had a great day!
One lucky ‘Spotter’ caught sight of Marigold last week. Marigold lives deeper in the forest and the picture below is actually Isadora’s home. Marigold was just checking things out for Isadora as she is on her Easter Holidays.
One thing that humans should note is that fairies have magic shadows. Can you see Marigolds’ shadow? If you can catch one you will be very lucky – so keep your eyes peeled!
Everyone needs to know that fairies are delicate creatures and their houses should be treated with respect – as all humans should treat others. If you are lucky enough to visit a visit a Magic Fairy Kingdom, please remember this:)
We will keep you posted about ALL our community news!
Fairies in County Wicklow!
An unusual occurrence, seemingly linked to the solar eclipse took place recently. It seems as though some fairies took advantage of the daylight darkness and took flight from the wilds of Kerry to set up a new commune in the lush countryside of Co. Wicklow
How this occurred is a matter of scientific fact. It is well known that fairies never travel in the light of day. They need a shield from prying eyes, and what better than an eclipse of the sun?
So where can this new Fairy Trail be found? Is it in a historical location ,with magical links to the past? It seems that it is.
On a misty morning on the 20th March, a gardener at the Russborough Estate near Blessington in Co. Wicklow, was checking the grounds. There had been some commotion earlier when the sun disappeared.His dog was upset. He checked the maze, but nothing was amiss there, so he headed past his cottage to the small island, known as Ladies Island, nearby.
He crossed the Japanese bridge and thought he heard something, so he investigated further.
What a surprise. He nearly stepped on a small house burrowed into a tree. It was the cutest thing he had seen for a long while. He looked further, and guess what, there was an actual magical trail to follow, leading to more miniature houses!
WHAT A STORY THIS IS GOING TOP BE! Follow our blog to find out more.
(Opening on 4th April, 2015. Visit the Russborough House website for details)
Fairy house sightings over the Christmas Holidays
Fairies Fear the Force
Recently, the fairies in Darrynane were alarmed. Word was out that The Force had returned to the Great Skellig Island in the Kingdom of Kerry.
One of our little fairies asked a friendly gull to bring her out to see what was going on.
When she returned home she told her friends that everyone needed to be very careful as there were strange happenings on Skellig Michael.
The first thing that was decided was to build a look-out house on nearby Scariff Island.
They watched with interest as boats and flying bumble bees swarmed on and off the great rock. This went on for a whole week! There were people called parapizzas all over the place, looking for a man called Luke who walked on the sky. Nobody knows if they found him.
Back by the beach in Derrynane, the fairies got even busier. They started building fortifications to defend themselves – should this Force come ashore to upset their habitat. They built new houses and special sandcastles, covered with a sprinkling of golden fairy dust for protection.
As quickly as it started, all the excitement ended. The fairies returned to their cosy little houses in the forest.