I once astounded my mostly Australian-born family by using the phrase ‘put it on the long finger’ to suggest postponing something.
She points out how the dog is happy to see him home too and the cat in her own way. The bougainvillea has grown wild without his care, the olives need picking. She then notices his inability to respond and offers her arms, in which he finally releases his emotions, relieved to be home again.
Snippets from the news: Fada officially protected; All Irelands, Brian Cowen…
Upcoming Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar on Heaney’s visit to Australia in 1994.
Three award-winning Irish films at this year’s Sydney Film Festival
it appears to be an insult directed against the Irish. How ,then, did it end up as a name for an English political party?
History tells us that when the stakes were substantial, Pitch and Toss games could become extremely serious. In Dundalk in 1914 a man died following an altercation during a game of Pitch and Toss when an argument arose as to who was entitled to the winnings.
Three recent novels with Irish authors or Irish themes.
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.
Aistear Ghabh sé trí na sráideannaistoíchemar ghadaí nó teachtaire an ghealach ina lóchrannna réaltaíá n-ídiú féin ar maidinbhí na sléibhte anngan fáilte gan doicheall gaoth scallta lastall díobhgaineamhlach go bun na spéire lig sé don ghaineamh é a bhálig sé chuige an t-íonú Journey He passed through the streets at night like a thief or …