Porridge, RTE, the Travellers …
He was a monk in a scriptorium
when, tongue out in concentration,
he applied himself to decorative capitals:
It is easy today to forget the extreme ways that nineteenth-century British society divided along sectarian lines.
Waugh’s brief is not to debate the merits of the current Australian education system but to highlight the significant influence of the Irish National Schools system in colonial times in paving the way for the provision of public education in Australia.
Essays on modern Irish life by an Irish controversialist, John Waters
It was that strong culture that has established a respected and impressive CBC St Kilda history
… a site for community engagement across the Catholic-Protestant divide.
The records of the Chief Secretary of Ireland’s Office constitute one of the most valuable collections of original source material for research into Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
It is a highly dramatic memorial which takes the form of a secular ‘stations of the cross’, with little way-points for remembering as persons those murdered.
Urban Irish is a language with a distinctive past and, one would hope, a distinctive future.