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Gentle Stories of Loss and Longing

Gentle Stories of Loss and Longing

A language needs nurturing, love and polishing to keep it present. This is no easy feat when we are far away from the home country
where pieces of it spill into our daily lives whether on road signs, TV or generally in the way we speak English in Ireland and how we express ourselves. Continue reading

The Famine Priest

The Famine Priest

The story of a priest, much ahead of his time, rather than of a place.That he devoted his greatest efforts to trying to help his parishioners through the Famine is why he best deserves to be remembered Continue reading

The Treaty:  100 Years on

The Treaty: 100 Years on

It may help to know that the book is written by an Australian-born journalist, now living in Dublin. She comes to the story as a neutral outsider, unburdened by the many educational and social experiences that an Irish writer would carry. Continue reading