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Creeslough does Troy

Creeslough does Troy

For the modern reader of Homer, reading battle narratives can be a challenge. They are a genre Homer’s audience knew well and in which they can follow his every move. For us it is more difficult, but not when we’re in Daniel Kelly’s hands. Continue reading

From the Papers

No More Time Changes We used to call them ‘old time’ and ‘new time’ or ‘summer time’ and ‘winter time’, and it would take us days to work out the yearly confusion when clocks went back or forward one hour. From 2021, that will no longer happen in Ireland. Like other member states within the … Continue reading

From the papers

From the papers

Tim Winton reviewed in the Irish Independent According to Independent.ie, Tim Winton wrote his Booker-shortlisted novel Cloudstreet while living in the lodge house at Leap Castle in Co Offaly. In his latest book The Shepherd’s Hut Winton introduces us to an Irishman named Fintan MacGillis, a mixture of old-style hermit and modern-day defrocked priest, living … Continue reading

There’s a new world out there

There’s a new world out there

Book review by Frank O’Shea Sally Rooney. Normal People. faber & faber 2018. 266 pp ISBN: 978-0-571-34729-2 RRP:  $29.99 This novel was longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize and won the 2019 Costa Novel Award. Although it has won wide praise from reviewers, it is not entirely clear what all the admiration is about. At times … Continue reading