‘Thought I’d come for one year but I’ve made life long friends’
The blockbuster Star Wars, The Last of the Jedi, may not be the kind of movie that our readers fancy. Some of the action is set on Skellig Rock, featured in the October edition of Tintean. https://tintean.org.au/2017/10/06/a-day-on-skellig-rock/ You will find a poetic tribute to Skellig, released to coincide with the film, at https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/exclusive-stunning-360degree-video-of-skellig-michael-released-ahead-of-star-wars-36385775.html
Mannix made the expected speech getting straight up the noses of loyal Australia by calling Kiernan the representative of the whole of Ireland.
1917 was a bitter year – probably the most bitter in white Australia’s history – but also one of which Irish Australians can be proud.
In the nineteenth century, job advertisements that specified that Irish should not apply were frequent enough in United States and England for songs, plays and jokes to be made about them.
Agus thagadh an áit sin
chugat aniar i mbrionglóid
i bhfad i ndiaidh a tréigthe:
J.M.Synge and Travel Writing will send its readers back to the work being discussed with renewed interest.
It is difficult to write about it – or, indeed, read about it – without anger,
The course itself was as much culture and music as language.
How the ‘Warwick egg incident’ of 1917 exemplified an Australian nation divided.