Poetry: The Molar Truth

Pull out the tooth Excalibur from the gum – the wriggle and rattle and Eventual give since – of course! I am the Chosen One, the Arthur  Of my own, aching epoch. I keep this milky relic close to my chest, cradle it Like the dull throb of a newly pierced ear. Run My tongue […]

The Irish Distrust of Mushrooms

Contributing writer Daniel Gavilovski discusses foraging in Eastern Europe and explores the lack of interest in the tradition in Ireland, all the while opening our eyes to the wonder of fungi.     I have often wondered why it is that the culture of mushroom picking is so much scarcer in Ireland than it is […]

CCAE 24hr Dereliction Design Charrette

Architecture Student Róisin Hayes, writes for Motley on the importance of fighting dereliction. Photo Cred @ Frank O’Connor. As I walk through the city, I see gaps. Ruptures, cavities and craters in our city centre are becoming an increasing concern. These cavities opened one by one in the last number of years and like a […]

Poetry: Bloom

There are those who bloom like daffodils. They wait beneath the soil Until eventually, in springtime, they burst out with little toil. They’re bright like evening sunsets, yellow and orange and green,  But in winter, when you need them, they’re never to be seen.   There are those who bloom like roses, crawling out from […]

MAKING THE CASE FOR MUSHROOMS

Contribution writer Blaise Devane recounts her past dislike of mushrooms and how she learned to love the object of her childhood hatred. While “all mushrooms are edible – but some only once” is a sage piece of advice, I think it’s time we loosen the restrictions a little bit. I’m not suggesting we all go […]

Gardening in Cork City: Korean Natural Farming to Student Led Gardening

Sarah O’Mahony delves into the gardening pursuits of proud Corkonians including Cork Rooftop Farm and UCC Community Garden.   Cork pride is nothing new to us. It often translates into to great initiatives being run which foster the city’s sense of community: the Save Cork City campaign which opposes flood defences being built along the […]