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The Road to God Knows Where

The Road to God Knows Where

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Author: Christopher Conway

EISBN: 9780985056018

Format: Kindle eBook

Number Of Pages: 131

Publisher: Ogham Art

Release Date: 2012-01-14

Details: The Road to God Knows Where is the story of Jimmy Dwyer, a thirty-year-old Irish-American, who is traveling to Ireland to find his older brother Jack and bring him home to be with their dying mother. Jack, a world-renowned photojournalist, packed up and left the day after his father’s funeral nine months ago. Jack and his father Gerry had many unresolved issues at the time of Gerry’s death. Ignorant of his mother’s illness, Jack has been traveling the world, writing stories and taking photographs. Only the odd postmark on a letter or magazine article gives Jimmy and his mother any indication where Jack is. The last letter was postmarked from the town of Killybegs in County Donegal. Not only is this the Dwyer’s ancestral home, but it is also the location of a family cottage inherited by Jimmy’s father eighteen years ago. Jimmy begins his journey up the West Coast of Ireland by spreading his father’s ashes from the Cliffs of Moher. Uneasy about the impending conflict with his brother, Jimmy quells his nerves by reflecting on a happier time in his life, specifically eighteen years ago when his family traveled to Ireland to accept transfer of the cottage. Enroute to Killybegs, Jimmy encounters a myriad of people and many shadows of the past, which provide perspective on what it means to be part of a family.
The Road to God Knows Where is the first story in a planned four-book series called The Killybegs Saga. The subsequent two prequels and one sequel will chronicle the Irish-American experience through the Twentieth Century.

 

Ogham is the earliest written form of Primitive Irish, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales between the 2nd and 6th centuries. Though its actual origins remain a mystery today, it is believed the Celts desired a cryptic alphabet that could not be deciphered by Roman Britain.

Ogham Alphabet

Represented as a series of perpendicular and intersecting lines, this ancient script is thought to be influenced by the Latin alphabet using 20 characters. It is most commonly written vertically and is read from bottom to top. When presented horizontally, it is read from left to right.

Ogham was carved into stones and trees to mark land boundaries or to commemorate a member of the community. Today there are roughly 400 surviving stones featuring proper names, ancestral and tribal affiliations, and Latin words.
Ogham Stone Kilmalkedar Dingle County Kerry