Posted in December 2020



For some months in 2019-20, Tinteán has been featuring an article on one of the so-called Earl Grey girls. These were young women, mostly orphans, from the workhouses where they had been put during the early days of the Great Famine. They are remembered in particular at a memorial in the Hyde Park barracks in … Continue reading

20 years of Táin and Tinteán

The Irish Program at Melbourne’s ethnic community radio station 3ZZZ and the Celtic recently invited Tinteán to make a radio programme in celebration of twenty continuous years of Australian Irish Australian publication: the magazine Táin (1999-2007) was a full-colour publication that morphed into the hard copy of Tinteán in 2007. The magazine finally moved online … Continue reading

More Irish Film Festival Reviews

Two more film reviews from the Online Irish Film Festival (19-29 November). Three more will be reviewed in our January issue. Seamus Heaney and the Music of What Happens Reviewed by Shauna Stanley Everyone remembers the first time they read a Seamus Heaney poem. I was aged 10, sitting in a prefab in 4th class, … Continue reading

A Christmas Story

Walking to the church in the cold and dark, we snuggled into new coats, hats and gloves and counted the lighted candles that stood in each window to welcome the Christ Child. Continue reading