Posted in August 2021

Danced to Death by Visions

Danced to Death by Visions

The Irish Film Festival, online again 2021, runs from 3-12 September. Tickets available now. Film Review by Frances Devlin-Glass Death of a Ladies’ Man, Written and Directed by Matt Bissonette; Starring Gabriel Byrne; Cinematography by Jonathon Cliff. A co-production of Telefilm Canada and Screen Ireland. 2020. Available online as part of the International Irish Film Festival. … Continue reading

Why Do You Write in Irish?

Why Do You Write in Irish?

The world seemed clear. The questions started later in life or when we went to the cities and were asked to convert and change our language to English, sometimes politely sometimes not so much. We got used to the requests, ‘can you please say that in English?’ or the statements ‘We speak English in here’ or ‘I’m afraid we don’t speak that language here’. Continue reading

The Magic of DNA: two stories

The Magic of DNA: two stories

It was deeply emotional for me to be able to tell Judy the name of her father, something she had longed for all her life. I emailed a photograph, not being able to imagine the emotion of seeing a photograph of your father for the very first time. Continue reading

On not writing off youngest sons

On not writing off youngest sons

I can honestly report that he went away, poor dear fellow, as well as could be expected. He was pale and had been crying and (Henry said) had broken down in the railway carriage after leaving Higham Station, but only for a short time… Continue reading