Do you agree that when poetry and music meet and match, the magic of the senses release the greatest of satisfactions?
The exact circumstances about the love affair, Banjo’s break up with his fiancé Sarah Riley, and the death of the Swagman may never be known.
This is the 10th year that Brigid Fest has been celebrated at the Celtic Club. Patron saint of Ireland and well known as the centre of an annual fire lighting ceremony on the saint’s day, St Brigid is also known as a strong woman and, these days, something of a feminist icon. She is patron …
For people who want to (partly) experience what’s happening off the Irish coast at the moment, the Irish Times has a video of the weather: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/video?vid=1.1688977 Do have a look, it will make the present heat and humidity seem so balmy and pleasant by comparison. Felicity Allen, Editorial Team
For hard-line Republicans, Heaney has always been far too reluctant to take sides; for moderate nationalists, his efforts to locate the violence in the North within historically-based atrocities was seen as a compromise of his creative principles; whilst for many hard-line unionists, Heaney is, without qualification, a Catholic/nationalist and, thus, political writer, whose loyalties are already fixed to one side of the conflict.
Another in Tinteán’s ongoing series of tributes to Seamus Heaney, arguing that Heaney’s rapid canonisation was due to his attractive subjects and themes, and to his poems’ suitability for contemporary criticism.
The Price of a Wife sets out to unravel the complex web of relationships, politics, skullduggery, paranoia, and the flawed and tragic human loves involved in the Coningham – O’Haran divorce trial.
In its heyday, however, Ballyshanassy rivalled its northern neighbor, Box Hill, in importance and could have become the seat of local government.
Fr Harold’s informal priestly work attracted the suspicions of the authorities not least among them Captain William Bligh of ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ fame
The vision is to create an outstanding club.