Announcing Irish Classes Information session in Canberra in February
Go raibh gach sonas oraibh an Nollaig seo agus athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh go léir! Wishing you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
If you thought the old folks were exaggerating about anti-Irish and anti-Catholic prejudice in nineteenth- and much of twentieth-century Anglo-Protestant Australia, our authors have put it back on centre stage.
By Frank O’Shea The word ‘amnesia’ was heard several times at the Famine round table in the Williamstown Town Hall on October 28. It was used to describe the way that Ireland seemed to have forgotten about the Great Famine of 1845-51 until it was brought to public discourse following the publication of Cecil Woodham-Smith’s …
For the first time in its history the Irish Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ) conference began with an Irish language day
A Feature by Neasa Nic Dhómhnaill: this is part two of Neasa’s visit to Irish places and their associated mythology. See also June’s edition. I clearly remember standing in the magnificent archway of Uaimheanna na Céise* or Uaimheanna Chéis Chorainn, scanning the emerald fields of Contaetha Ros Comáin, Sligeach agus Maigh Eo. I had …
Subject-wise the papers presented about Goold’s culture-building in Melbourne could hardly have been more diverse in subject and scope.
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The most disconcerting aspect of Milkman is that it sits so easily in the definition of Northern Ireland as an inevitably enduring site of sectarianism.
Lynne Ruane had left school at 14, though it appears that her attendance there was often sporadic. She was smoking and drinking and had graduated to drugs …