Who is the Blarney Crone?
The Blarney Crone is Irish, sharp-tongued, quick-witted and has a redhead’s hot temper. She uses her gift of the gab to vent about her life in the Washington DC metro area, and her work in the USA’s capital. She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland; as you will see, you can take the Crone out of Belfast, but it’s harder to take Belfast–gritty, trenchant and resolute–out of the Crone.
What’s In the Name?
Someone, not the Blarney Crone, bending over backwards to kiss the Blarney Stone–no-one said it would be easy.
Where can you find the Blarney Crone?
The Blarney Crone is far from where she was reared. She works in Washington DC, where she ekes out a fretful existence before hobbling home to an apartment close to Dupont Circle. She used to work at the Throbbing Temples, a well known think-tank andTransparency Towers, where she helped corporate board members learn to love —or at least learn to live with –their shareholders, press attention and government intervention. She now works at Terrapin Grove, mixing with academics, and all sorts of professionals, business leaders and senior civil servants. She spends weekends in Itchy Ankle, a small settlement in the mosquito-mobbed swampland that adjoins the Chesapeake Bay, where she and her children Hansel and Gretel are welcomed home by a loving cast of characters.