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The Poet and the Piper

The Poet and the Piper

I was expressing an interest in uilleann pipes and complained that the pipes are not well known and appreciated in Australia. They certainly are much admired in this house now. Continue reading

Women and the Irish Revolution

Women and the Irish Revolution

If ever there was a case of a favourite chapter in this book, I would choose chapter 2, Lucy McDiarmid’s ‘Comradeship’ on the imprisonment in Holloway prison of Kathleen Clarke and her two ‘tall’ comrades, Constance Markievicz and Maud Gonne, who at times tended to dispute ‘as to which of them had the highest social status’. Continue reading

Poems from Terry McDonagh

Three Mayo poems from Terry McDonagh’s forthcoming collection, Two Notes for Home: Along The Wild Atlantic Way It’s raining in Killala today.Not a day for whimperingor whinging – only a shower.Doors are still not numbered,two women share an umbrellabut there’s sunlight enough tobacklight a cat in a cosy corner. My name is non-headline.I’m a nosy … Continue reading