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Reading in the Dark Setting & Symbolism

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Ireland

Although he lives in the city of Derry, the boy identifies strongly with the surrounding land on either side of the Eire/Northern Ireland Border, where he roams and plays with his friends. This area is outside of Derry and is a very rural area with hills, lakes (Loughs) and the Inishowen peninsula. The main landmarks that the boy identifies with are the old hill fort of Grianan, the feud farmhouse over the border in Donegal and the smoky city of Derry. Donegal is where his father's family originated from and where many of his relatives still live.

Grianan

Grianan is the name of the ruins of an ancient hill fort. It consists of a stone ring with worn steps on the inside leading to a parapet which looks out over the countryside. From one inside wall led a secret passage with a slabbed stone "chair" at...

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