Saturday, 29 October 2016

Tuam Spirit Babies - Val McNamara

Round and round we go... by Val McNamara
Many, many people have been involved with this project and the organisation of the vigil behind the scenes and Val McNamara is someone who has been at the helm of things, for the past six months. Her support, healing help and wisdom have been invaluable to the process and her presence at the Tuam Shopping Mall (there were three visits) was a source  of comfort to all who met her. Thank you.

Val told me that her piece reflects the older children who were incarcerated in the institutions and who often had to make the rosary beads for sale. 
Who benefitted from the proceeds? 
Certainly not the children...
A very potent piece, the endless rhyming aspect has a certain nightmarish yet playful quality about it, which again,is very powerful.

Val also added,"The idea of going round and round is also like the celtic spiral, round and round, yet back through time to a time when spiritual practices were more pure and not tainted by religious rituals."

Val McNamara pictured in the centre with Pauline Cunningham

Val McNamara left with pauline Cunningham
Val will lead a small ceremony at the summit of Knockma on Wednesday 2nd November (All Soul's Day) at to set the intention for the day (please meet at the car park before hand). All welcome. #Tuamspiritbabies

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