Elections in western democracies keep throwing up unexpected results.
The seventh in Tinteán‘s Famine Orphan Girls Series by a descendant, Chrissy Fletcher. Elizabeth Sharkey is my grandmother’s grandmother, through an all-female line. I like to imagine this line as a fine gold thread coming from my heart and connecting me from mother to mother, spanning the oceans and the centuries back to a …
A new book about a Cistercian monk who served in Broome.
The Irish-Australian Literature Symposium of 2019 may be remembered in years to come as the event that marked the formal initiation of ‘a distinctive new field of research’.
The subtitle of this book reflects the ambitions of its author: ‘The women who changed Australia’. It’s a big claim…
Mary Mc Connell entered the workhouse in Belfast in July 1847 as an orphan and a pauper.
‘Unsettled’ by Gay Lynch breaks new ground in Irish Australian fiction. It is aptly titled.
This is a love story, one that could be easily summarised in a single paragraph, but that would be to demean it. Because it is above all a paean to a simpler time, simpler people and a simpler meaning of happiness.
Poems from the Leitrim soil….
Stories about women who made an indelible impression on their children are often preserved in family folklore handed down the generations, but memory of Margaret Cooke doesn’t appear to have survived in this way…