‘People are less defensive about being Irish now,’ wrote Bob Scally in The New York Times, back in the 1990s. That obviously referred to America, but applied to Australia also, now as then. Although ‘Irish’ was the third highest reported ancestry in the 2016 Australian census, at 10.2%, only 0.4% of the population in 2016 …
A summary of Irish role in history and literature of Australia, written prior to more recent research and publications in the area.
Everywhere Delia Murphy went she collected – from the servants at home, from the travellers in the lane, from fishermen, from the blacksmith.
A voice from the next life recalls his time with use
Travellers have been acknowledged as a distinct ethnic group within the Irish population.
The battle of Trafalgar in 1805, in which Nelson defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet, was considered an astonishin
Snippets from the Irish newspapers.
Neolithic passage tombs and remnants of Celtic languages to be found in Jersey.
Meg McNena’s new play about Constance Markievicz constitutes an epic story of women’s engagement in politics.
Three more novels from Irish women writers, the first one set in Sydney