Author: Anna Groover

DUBLIN – Mary Smith stopped talking, leaned over and rolled up her right pant leg to reveal evidence of the suffering of her youth. “Look,” she said. On her kneecap were twin divots, shaped in the bone by years of waxing, scrubbing and atoning for her sins in Ireland’s network of reformatory institutions. As a […]

After arriving in Dublin at 5:30 a.m., meeting the president of Ireland and enjoying tea at his official residence, Áras an Uachtaráin, and exploring a small seaside town, we decided to do the sensible thing: Take a hike! We spent several hours meandering up a winding trail in Crone Woods, which is part of a […]