Across the valley was a long walk for a three–year old. I was put standing on a dry stone-wall which was probably three feet high but to me seemed like a skyscraper..
Long before James Joyce’s brought his allusive novelistic craft to bear on the Odyssey, another Irish novelist, likewise practiced in the art of allusion, Maria Edgeworth, made extensive reference to the Homeric story
There is a surprising wealth of information in local and world history in the reminiscences of this event and how the struggles and displacement of these women pioneers, the refugees of their day, mirror life today.
At the top of a hill in south-west Victoria, surrounded by rolling green hills that fall away to the Southern Ocean, sits a grand old red-brick church.
Embassy of Ireland invitation to members of the Irish Community in Victoria
A mass to remember the dead….on 9 November
Joe is not only ‘mine host’ at Creedon’s, but also the pub’s chef, an able story-teller and willing singer and his artwork hangs in the pub’s lounge.
The Conference was both a celebration of the centenary of the arrival of the future Archbishop of Melbourne and an effort to bring ‘New perspectives on old stories’
The afternoon brims with word sounds, with the spirit of this place and hour.
The saga of 4000 Irish orphans who were transported to Australia by the British government during the Great Famine has taken a new twist with the publication of two books this year, one in Kerry and one in Donegal, about the less well known Irish end of the story.