‘ … the aftermath of the Eureka Stockade brought this nation a major step closer to a democratic system …’
Kevin McCarthy has made his surname known in America. Here is one of his ancestors.
The story of one of Melbourne’s early pioneers.
‘I call that piece a wonder now; Fra Pandolf’s hands
Worked busily a day, and there she stands.’
Tom Keneally tells the story of John Mitchel, the story being more significant than the history
Donal Ryan at his best. His central characters are four women of four different generations.
Women’s World Cup The Irish Women’s team have qualified for the Women’s World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand in 2023. Their qualification was the result of a 1-0 win over Scotland in Hamden Park, Glasgow in October. That victory was tarnished after a social media posting of the team singing part …
Book Review by Frank O’Shea A GUEST AT THE FEAST. By Colm Tóibín. Picador 2022. 305 pp. $34.99 Colm Tóibín is the current Laureate for Irish Fiction, succeeding Sebastian Barry. As part of that role, he will be expected to deliver a number of public lectures; it is not clear whether this book is part …
Book review by Frank O’Shea HAVEN. By Emma Donoghue. Picador 2022. 257 pp. $32.99 Some years ago, Tintean carried an article by Mike O’Shea about a day trip to Ballinskelligs by a group of 19 from Killarney, https://tintean.org.au/2017/10/06/a-day-on-skellig-rock/. The article told that up to ten boats, each with a dozen people, visited the island every …
The rediscovery of a champion of the victims of war, of women and a campaigner against censorship in the twentieth century. Winifred Letts is honoured by the Irish Government.