Sometimes a series of events can be so unusual and improbable that factual information becomes stranger than fiction so that a bizarre story trumps one’s wildest imaginings. This applies in spades to the strange story of Joanne Hayes from Abbeydorney …
Skellig really is a magical place.
Given that so much of mainstream Australian history continues to ignore the Irish or even, on occasion, to disparage them, a new general history of the Irish in Australia is overdue.
The Honourable Hugh Mahon is one of the most interesting personalities in the national legislature. There has been more stirring incident in his career than in a dozen ordinary men’s lives.
Lawson used Irish characters in his multicultural cast as a literary device, in the main a comic one
let us look at a family that truly deserves the word ‘extraordinary’
The book ties in to events and personalities of the time
Beckett and MacGowran in Paris
for him nothing remotely matched these Irish events in importance.
The ISAANZ conference circuit is as healthy and vibrant as it is because it is open to those outside academia and enthusiastically followed by family historians, journalists, and those who take a pride in their Irish heritage.