Notes from the Cocoon: Soda bread woes

  Ray McGrath’s new column as he adjusts to a life in isolation   “HOW you doin’, Grandad… are you still in the cocoon? What you doin’ for your birthday?” A WhatsApp message from my 12-year-old granddaughter starts my day....

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Notes from the Cocoon: ‘Small kindnesses left on doorsteps’*

Ray McGrath’s new column as he adjusts to a life in isolation   Day 37. The other evening I came home from my walk – the first since this started – along the river’s edge to find a bottle of...

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NOTES FROM THE COCOON: Step by step

  Ray McGrath’s new column as he adjusts to a life in isolation   LAST night I had the dream...

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Notes from the Cocoon: Across the Milky Way

  Ray McGrath’s new column as he adjusts to a life in isolation   LAST night I took a ‘timeout’...

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Notes from the Cocoon: Symbols of Hope

Ray McGrath’s new column as he adjusts to a life in isolation   Day 18 HEARTENING that artists and musicians...

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NOTES FROM THE COCOON: Tabhair dom to lámh

Ray McGrath’s new column as he adjusts to a life in isolation   Day 8: A friend sends me a...

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