Invitation to make a (very) short Joyce film, or act in one.
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!
A Grower or a Grabber, that is the Question!
Recently published books, of interest to our readers.
Brenda Niall’s biography of Mannix takes a personal, indeed quite an intimate, approach to Mannix. It is certainly not uncritical….
..his study covers what could arguably be the most significant and influential period of O’Faoláin’s writing and fledgling political and journalistic life.
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.
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.
The celebration will include readings from the early Latin and Irish accounts of Carthage’s life,
It includes the first public recitation from a Litany of the Saints, in an Irish language prayer-book,