This talk gives a ‘grass-roots’ account of events in Co. Leitrim, a microcosm of what was happening throughout the Republic of Ireland in later years: “They didn’t like to talk about it”.
Nature of Event: Come and join us for a great seminar on this coming Tuesday, 18 September. Dr Craig D’Alton will be talking on the topic: ‘The D’Altons of Dublin: An Irish Regency Romance’ Catherine and John D’Alton were an Irish Catholic gentry couple, based in Dublin. John held a small estate in Westmeath, but worked as …
Nature of Event: An opportunity to kick back with like-minded Irish and Irish-identified folk for an evening of good food, music and craic. The Pikemen will perform cover songs from Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Makem & Clancy, Eric Bogle and more. Canapes on arrival and two courses. Wine expert Jenny Polack has chosen the …
Ryan O’Shaughnessy performed a song for Eurovision 2018 grounded in Ireland’s previous winning tradition, the romantic ballad, but lifted into the modern Contest mainstream by referencing the end of a gay romance.
A Poetry Scholar’s Tribute, and an Alert, by Chris Watson On a recent visit to Ireland, coming through County Derry, I visited Home Place, which is described as ‘a major new arts and literary centre in Bellaghy, dedicated to the legacy of Seamus Heaney’. Heaney’s poetry is often built on memories of childhood family and …
The book provides a cameo of life of the poor Irish tenant farming families during the Famine and even those who recanted and were given tenancy and accommodation in the Mission land found that the promises made to them were not realised.
The Economic strengths of small states are better focussed upon than their deficits, argues Stephen Kisella.
That Trench was one of those responsible for the Famine exodus cannot be entirely excused by the fact that his motives were good, and that he felt this was a better solution than the humiliation of the workhouse and the cruelty of road-making.
International Famine Commemoration to be held in Williamstown.
Play about Ned Kelly to be reprised in regional Victoria