Posted in July 2016

Excess of Love?  The case of Roger Casement

Excess of Love? The case of Roger Casement

Brian Gillespie talks about his new play, Convicted on a Comma: the Trial of Roger Casement And what if excess of love Bewildered them till they died? So said William Butler Yeats of the leaders of the 1916 Easter rebellion. It is particularly true of Roger Casement. In 1911 Roger Casement knelt before King George V, knighted … Continue reading

Perth Seminar to commemorate 1916

Perth Seminar to commemorate 1916

Nature of Event: 1916 Centenary Seminar – Visions Past and Present. This is  a two-day weekend seminar featuring local and interstate speakers and more. This is a once-in-a-century programme that will be of compelling interest to everyone with connections to, or interest in the modern Ireland with a view to the future. Featured speakers include Dr. … Continue reading

Kelly vs Barry

 Nature of Event:  Barry versus Kelly is a dramatic narrative about the trial and execution the famous Irish/Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, and his haunting of Judge Barry, the judge who sentenced him, with the words – ‘I will see you where I go.’ Set inside the freezing walls of the Melbourne goal, the play and music … Continue reading

BREXIT – Northern Ireland reacts.

BREXIT – Northern Ireland reacts.

Derry-born, London-living poet novelist, Michael Foley, writing in the Irish Times, felt Brexit was an appeal to Nationalism, with its double-speak of sovereignty and taking-back control. Given the economic and societal insecurity, Europe was the perfect scapegoat. Continue reading

The Humanism of 1916

  A Feature by Desmond Fennell I believe the best way to honour the men of 1916 is to recall periodically what they were about and to consider its continuing relevance to us. Those who were articulate—who wrote and spoke for all of them—were  by their own words humanists who directed their efforts to restoring … Continue reading