Posted in July 2016

A Country Burial

A Poem by Edward Reilly   Brennan was put to rest in a northern suburbs cemetery. An apt enough place, for, as James has it, we’re all suburbanites When it comes to the literary world, there being no city Where writers type up copy in this lumbering language Other than London or New York, where journals can … Continue reading

Voices from the Dublin streets, Easter 1916

BOOK REVIEW by Georgina FitzPatrick Ruán O’Donnell and Mícheál Ó hAodha, eds, Voices from the Easter Rising, Merrion Press, 2016 ISBN 978-1-78537-066-3 RRP: €15.50 Thirty-two eye-witness accounts of the Easter Rising have been collected in this volume from a wide range of participants. Ordinary members of the Irish Volunteers and Cumann na mBan such as Dick … Continue reading

Otherworld Stories

Otherworld Stories

CD Review by Niki na Meadhra Helena Byrne: Scéal:  a Collection of Irish Stories, Music & Poetry Available at http://helenabyrne.com/sceal RRP: €12 Helena Byrne is an experienced storyteller, seanchaí, who also works as an actor and director, in theatre, founding the Break-Away Project Performance Company in 2012. Her new CD, Scéal, begins with an introduction to the Ireland … Continue reading