Invitation to make a (very) short Joyce film, or act in one. Continue reading
Posted in May 2015 …
Ireland Out of Eurovision Final – But Back on Track!
RTE’s choice of Molly Sterling, despite her elimination in the semi-final, augurs well for the future for Ireland at the Contest after some years of appearing to lose its way. Ireland is back on track! Continue reading
Welcome back to Eurovision, Ireland!
A Grower or a Grabber, that is the Question! Continue reading
Books of Interest
Recently published books, of interest to our readers. Continue reading
Sympathetic biography of ‘the powerful enigmatic Mannix’
Brenda Niall’s biography of Mannix takes a personal, indeed quite an intimate, approach to Mannix. It is certainly not uncritical…. Continue reading
Seán O’Faoláin: Literature, Inheritance and the 1930s,
..his study covers what could arguably be the most significant and influential period of O’Faoláin’s writing and fledgling political and journalistic life. Continue reading
The Irish and Indigenous Australians: Ground-breaking film
Val Noone Due to financial difficulties and other unclear reasons, the Australian viewing public is currently doomed to miss out on a fascinating film about the social history of Irish and Indigenous Australians which was shown at Sydney’s revived Irish Film Festival last month. This innovative one-hour documentary is known by its Gaelic title, Dubh ina … Continue reading
From Art to Execution
In the early hours of 4 May 1916, Willie Pearse and three of his colleagues were executed by firing squad for their part in the Easter Rising. His more famous brother, Patrick, had been executed with two others on the previous day and, in total, sixteen of the rebels met their deaths in the same way. Continue reading
An Irish-Speaking Island
The 19th century is commonly regarded as the century in which the Irish language suffered a calamitous collapse: a century in which it survived on the margins, largely irrelevant in politics, in law, in education. English (it is argued) was the vehicle of modernisation, Irish increasingly the language of the poor, the old, the ragged tellers of ancient stories. Continue reading
Recital of unique Irish Litany.
The celebration will include readings from the early Latin and Irish accounts of Carthage’s life, Continue reading