“Every river has its voice.. the Dodder is like your blood running through you.” Lucille Redmond is an Irish writer and journalist. Her first short story ‘The Shaking Trees’ won the 1975 Hennessy Award. Her work has since been published in The Irish Times, The Irish Press, The Sunday Tribune and many others. Lucille takes us to Dartry, where the Dodder, “the Goddess of rivers…runs free”. She speaks of her cycling adventures, the sense of history the city gives her and of her family’s links with the 1916 Easter Rising.