Comhaltas Melbourne: Celebrating St Patrick’s Day

Nature of event: St. Patrick’s Day Festival Where: Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy. When: Sunday 15th March from 12:00-5:00 Further information: Comhaltas Melbourne     Nature of event: Comhaltas Celebration Where: St Philip’s Anglican Church, Hoddle St When: Tuesday 17th March Further information: melbournecomhaltassecretary@yahoo.com.au    

Riverrun, at the Adelaide Festival

Riverrun, at the Adelaide Festival

Nature of event: Performance and discussion of genesis of riverrun, a one-woman show interpreting the role of the River in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake,  and at the end of the season, a discussion between the creator, Olwen Fouére and Professor Ronán McDonald. Where: Adelaide Festival and University of Adelaide, respectively. When: The show runs at … Continue reading

Shackleton – an ‘Irish’ hero?

Shackleton – an ‘Irish’ hero?

The author of a new biography of the polar hero has suggested that Shackleton be reclaimed as an Irish hero by the erection of a statue to him in Ireland. Michael Smith said he should be honoured for his exploration activity and especially for his voyage in the aptly named ship Endurance. Continue reading

Nancy Corrigan: Aviation Pioneer

Nancy Corrigan: Aviation Pioneer

Nancy Corrigan’s remarkable career as a highly successful pilot and model is not widely known in Ireland, because she spent most of her life in America.  She became a highly successful aviation pioneer there at at time when the Irish bishops were saying that a woman’s place was in the home, and funded her piloting … Continue reading