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For Helen O'neill's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

To honor St. Patrick, climb his mountain

Mar 7, 2015

To honor St. Patrick, climb his mountain

Shrouded in mist, the sacred mountain rises above the countryside, majestic, mysterious and a little foreboding. Here, on this rocky west coast promontory overlooking the Atlantic, St. Patrick is said to have fasted for 40 days and nights as he wrestled with demons and ...

Arts community puts Mineral Point on map

Aug 9, 2014

Arts community puts Mineral Point on map

This tiny town is a charming place where old stone buildings hug the hills, and artists’ galleries, pottery studios and antique shops line the streets. Whimsical free libraries — handcrafted miniature houses that look like birdhouses filled with books — are tucked into street ...

Dublin visit 'like stepping back into a novel'

May 24, 2014

Dublin visit 'like stepping back into a novel'

James Joyce immortalized this misty port city in his literary epic “Ulysses,” though many Dubliners freely admit they haven’t read a word of the stream-of-consciousness novel. That doesn’t stop them from throwing a huge celebration every June 16, honoring the day in 1904 when ...