Come to Koroit, the home of Celtic music in Australia! Continue reading
Posted in December 2015 …
Podcasts of ‘Irish at Gallipoli’
In this series Dr Kildea examines the part played by the Irish during the Gallipoli campaign, looking in particular at the landing on 25 April, Continue reading
NYE at the Celtic Club
Celebrate New Year at the Celtic Club! Continue reading
Letter to the Editor
How proud they would be of their daughter! Continue reading
Walking out of the Fog of Indignant Righteousness
So they locked hands and fled into the depths of night, seeking to put quick distance between them and any who might try to follow, defying the dead weight of the past and the scourge of present anger, with a light drizzle perhaps freshening the route and the light of the moon gleaming in the puddles as they left the familiar night sounds of home, the heavy movement of the cow and calf, the restlessness of sheep. Continue reading
POETRY – Outlaws by Tom Phillips
Homesickness was a wound but our dear children
in time helped us better relate to it all here, Continue reading
Recuperating the ‘Drunken, Vainglorious Lout’
As Fallon tells it, MacBride’s role in the Easter Rising as second-in-command to Thomas MacDonagh at Jacob’s Biscuit Factory, was almost accidental. He wasn’t a member of the Irish Volunteers and had supposedly come into Dublin to meet one of his brothers. Continue reading
A National Treasure Despoiled by Invaders?
Ireland, it has been said (perhaps a little too often), was once the site of extensive woodland, with its destruction attributed to the depredations of invaders, leaving a national treasure despoiled. On this narrative Nigel Everett casts a pleasingly sceptical eye. Continue reading
Dissonant Voices: Faith and the Irish Diaspora
‘I now believe that the spiritual life is deeply political’ p.175.
It’s About More Than Winning.
perhaps the biggest contrast is in the personality of the two central characters, hinted in the title that each chose for his book. Continue reading