Famine Amnesia

Famine Amnesia

By Frank O’Shea The word ‘amnesia’ was heard several times at the Famine round table in the Williamstown Town Hall on October 28. It was used to describe the way that Ireland seemed to have forgotten about the Great Famine of 1845-51 until it was brought to public discourse following the publication of Cecil Woodham-Smith’s … Continue reading

Mythology in the Irish landscape

Mythology in the Irish landscape

A Feature by Neasa Nic Dhómhnaill: this is part two of Neasa’s visit to Irish places and their associated mythology. See also June’s edition.   I clearly remember standing in the magnificent archway of Uaimheanna na Céise* or Uaimheanna Chéis Chorainn, scanning the emerald fields of Contaetha Ros Comáin, Sligeach agus Maigh Eo. I had … Continue reading