Posted in November 2016

Draggeldy Rat Tat

Book Review by Frank O’Shea Eimear McBride: The Lesser Bohemians, Text Publishing, Melbourne, 2016,  312 pp.  ISBN 978 1 9253 5516 1 RRP $32.99 A young Irish girl goes to London to enrol in a drama college. She meets a man twice her age in a pub, and they adjourn to his flat for sex. It is … Continue reading

Proud to be Bog Irish

 By Mary Melcherts   Last year, my friend Brigid and I were widowed. Brigid was missing her sister’s family in Corcomore, County Limerick and I was still coming to terms with the emptiness of my home. When she asked me to accompany her to Ireland, I was unsure at first, but in the end, I … Continue reading

Vale, Angela Gehrig

A Tribute to Angela Gehrig (1966-2016), a champion of Irish Studies at Newman College by Dianne Hall I last saw Angela at a meeting a few months ago at a routine meeting for the O’Donnell Fellowship committee. It was typical of so many meetings about Irish studies I attended with her over the years. She … Continue reading

Irish Artist at ACCA

Nature of Event: Gerard Byrne: A late evening in the future is presented by ACCA in association with Melbourne Festival. In Samuel Beckett’s one-act play Krapp’s Last Tape, the curtain rises to the mise-en-scène: ‘a late evening in the future’. For his exhibition of the same name, Irish artist Gerard Byrne employs a similar sense of drama: transforming … Continue reading