Nature of Event: Let’s Get Quizzical is a quiz show with canapés at PJ O’Brien’s Irish Pub. The MC is a master of quizzes and craic: Brian Gillespie. The questions will be broad-ranging, but it may be a tad advantageous to be Irish, or to know your way around matters sporting (the man is a …
The prospect of the sale of the Celtic Club arouses strong feelings.
The story of the Old Irish Walking app, like any good Irish story begins a few years back.
The Vikings were the first invaders to realise the potential of the oak.
It was the first time I asked a Trinity Graduate ‘are you wide to the gammon?’
In 2012 The Dictionary of Sydney developed a partnership with the Irish Consulate Sydney to develop new content. This project became known as Greening the Dictionary and saw eight new entries come online in 2013. These entries included St Canice’s Church, Elizabeth Bay; Irish in Sydney from First Fleet to Federation; and the surprising, Statue of Queen Victoria in Druitt Street.
The Country Shop to the memory of Mullarkey’s shop, Listrisnane, Bohola, Co. Mayo Sorrow is where a unit of shop, house and home have shut – a stronghold clinging to the bend like a rainbow spanning an ark from the hills above down to the crossroads. Mother, steadfast as the Angelus bell among bags of …
This is a thoughtful, well-balanced, sensibly structured and extremely well-written book. Supported by a ‘Timeline’ of Connolly’s life and times, a useful and clear map of central Dublin in 1916, a selection of interesting photographs (some of which were new to me) an extensive bibliography and a couple of short appendices containing some of Connolly’s writings (including a number of his ballads and poems) the author presents a really clear and concise introduction to Connolly.
Chapter Two, ‘ Prisoner Number J464, 1883-98′ is the fulcrum of this book. It concentrates in detail on the British prison system of those times and Litton has done meticulous research to justify her conclusion that Clarke suffered so badly and permanently that it led to his utter thirst for revenge and a military solution against English oppression.
the Irish-American supergroup make their Australian debut with their signature take on traditional Irish folk.