STEVE GOME, recently nominated for a Green Room Award, plays Peter, the toy soldier, in The Plough and the Stars, O’Casey’s classic tragic-comedy about the Easter Rising, and has been reflecting on a play he increasingly admires: A bunch of people crammed by circumstance into a confined area who know each other – as family, friend or foe …
To celebrate the centenary of the proclamation of the Irish Republic at the Dublin GPO on 24 April 1916, the Melbourne Celtic Club, through its Cultural Heritage Committee is holding a competition to write a Proclamation for an Australian Republic.
Celebrate the rich and enduring culture of the Irish in this stirring concert event.
The Melbourne Celtic Club’s Cultural Heritage Committee is holding a series of commemorative events
the final end of the Irish nation was at hand, unless they acted dramatically to call back the nation’s soul from the very shadow of death.
A FEATURE by Roslyn Hames The Lake School of Celtic Music, Song and Dance is an annual camp held during the first week of January (2-7 Jan.) across tiny Koroit, a historical town of many Irish connections on the south-west coast of Victoria. The event offers a high level of tuition in the building blocks …
your arms around me as in my life’s first hours;
Fanning is quick to point out that Dev ‘remains the most divisive figure in the history of modern Ireland’ (p 1). Fanning considers de Valera’s ‘culpability for the Irish Civil War…irrefutable’.
Several of his fellow officers suspected that Bowen-Colthurst was insane, but action to control him was only taken at the instigation of a Major Vane, who arrived in the barracks shortly after the killings and was horrified to discover what had happened.
Tony O’Reilly was the tallest of Irish tall poppies, an easy target for the begrudgers, but the author makes a strong case for Tony O’Reilly, the modern Irish patriot.