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Famine Amnesia

Famine Amnesia

By Frank O’Shea The word ‘amnesia’ was heard several times at the Famine round table in the Williamstown Town Hall on October 28. It was used to describe the way that Ireland seemed to have forgotten about the Great Famine of 1845-51 until it was brought to public discourse following the publication of Cecil Woodham-Smith’s … Continue reading

Rewriting the Civil War

Rewriting the Civil War

Keane is particularly well qualified as the teller of the story of the War of Independence and the Civil War in Ireland. He worked for many years as a reporter in areas of war, had close family who were active, and spent five years as a reporter in Belfast reporting on the Troubles there for the BBC. Continue reading

THE TRAWLER

THE TRAWLER

We returned to the naomhóg and next a gib of a crane appeared and lowered several baskets of all kinds of fish into our boat and we had to tell them to stop. Continue reading