Fumbles of our funny God
On 10 June, before a crowd of over a hundred, Seósamh Ó Murchú, the principal editor of An Gúm, the state-funded Irish language publishing house, waxed enthusiastically when he launched Cá bhuil Walsingham? The fumbles of our funny God by Frainc Mac Brádaigh SJ. Frank has taken his subtitle from a Seán Ó Riordáin poem about the unexpected workings of Providence: “We yelled our love incontinent / For all things strange, fantastic, odd, / The crooked things of accident, / The fumbles of our funny God”. The book is an account of a pilgrimage Frank made in 1981 from Holyhead to Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk. With design help from the Messenger Office, Foilseacháin Ábhair Spioradálta (FÁS) has produced a handsome softback. Purchase this book from Messenger Publications and enjoy the characteristic quirkiness and elegant Gaelic of our man (at the moment) in Ballymun.