From the beginning of European settlement, St Patrick’s Day in South Australia has been commemorated annually as a rallying call to express Irish identity in a new land.
St Pat’s days around the country, launch of an all-Irish-language book, and a Fenian escape commemorated…
Announcing a tribute video in lieu of postponed activities at the Famine Rock, Williamstown. By Siobhan O’Neill. In 1850, a 16 year old girl name Lucy Ellis stepped onto Australian soil. As an Irish Famine orphan girl, Lucy had already seen much of life’s hardships. Over the next four decades in her new home she …
Hossein Valamanesh’s art, as exemplified by the Irish Famine Authors monument in Sydney, was grounded, deep, spiritual, often with an exquisite light poetic touch…
Two newish plays on Irish subjects demonstrate the range of styles and techniques.
My poem was written in English and in Irish, so I needed to find a suitable Irish term for a Dust Devil.
There is an older generation in Ireland for whom the first Australian name they ever heard was that of John Landy. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.
Not another house in Ireland
ever had had so many
Saint Brigit crosses made by
In some ways, John Gilligan is the ultimate Irish joke, a small man of limited intelligence who managed by dint of violence to persuade those around him that he was the boss.
New Irish and Irish Australian novels reviewed by Frank O’Shea.