Keane is particularly well qualified as the teller of the story of the War of Independence and the Civil War in Ireland. He worked for many years as a reporter in areas of war, had close family who were active, and spent five years as a reporter in Belfast reporting on the Troubles there for the BBC.
His greatest strength is indubitably his capacity to create a page turning narrative out of both the mundane and exotic.
Kilkenny in Times of Revolution 1900 – 1923 is replete with anecdote and observation.
Oscar was the son of two immense personalities….
Bloomsday in Melbourne mounts a course, one day’s immersion in James Joyce’s most Irish chapter of Ulysses, Cyclops.
A statue and a book to tell the story of the girls who left Mayo in the Great Famine to come to Australia.