Readings, music, Irish literature more generally, and eating and drinking – Bloomsday at the Queensland Irish Association in Brisbane.
They remembered the Black and Tans. Twenty years later, they refused to be conscripted into the British army a world away.
Irish-Australians call ourselves Irish Catholics, which is true culturally but our spiritual formation was not specifically Irish, but continental Catholicism.
A fake new party in Listowel: Tom Doodle promised the citizens that he would open a factory for shaving the hair off gooseberries
Some items from the news – Brexit, Roddy Doyle, Pat Spillane, Bertie Aherne, Mark O’Connor….
Roddy Doyle’s Charlie Savage is the best remedy for a bad mood or a feeling that life is going too fast
Morgan’s book, The Mannix Era, is richly personal. It is written with considerable charm and an acerbic wit. But to read it in 2019 is to be overwhelmed by its masculinist perspective.
The wireless in our house in Leitrim in 1941 sat on a high shelf, away from little hands, in the kitchen. It had two batteries, one dry and one wet.
Single women seeking work as domestic servants were faced with frequent ‘No Irish Need Apply’ advertisements in newspapers. Yet, most Irish women did find employment, and were successful immigrants.
Christopher Kock belongs to a small but select class – he was a proud Irish Tasmanian and literary.