Filed under Irish poetry

Visiting Seamus Heaney Country

Visiting Seamus Heaney Country

A Poetry Scholar’s Tribute, and an Alert, by Chris Watson On a recent visit to Ireland, coming through County Derry, I visited Home Place, which is described as ‘a major new arts and literary centre in Bellaghy, dedicated to the legacy of Seamus Heaney’.  Heaney’s poetry is often built on memories of childhood family and … Continue reading

The Irish Exile, Part II

The Irish Exile, Part II

By Dymphna Lonergan Part I of this feature was published in Tinteán in April 2018 The Irish Exile and Freedom’s Advocate was a brief but potent manifestation in print in early colonial Australia of the fight for Irish freedom. The first edition carried its manifesto: The Irish Exile and Freedom’s Advocate will contain original and select Poetry,– … Continue reading

Poems from Colin Ryan

Gan rogha Bualadh chun bóthair, sin é an cleas a deirteá is tú ag cuimhneamh ar chonairí rúnda do dhúchais, ar an bhfásach thiar nach bhfaca tú riamh; anseo bhí na páistí ag súgradh ar shráidíní crochta faoi dhealbha mire, an gheargáil ag brúchtadh smúite: ach níl sé i ndán duit dúiseacht as an taibhreamh … Continue reading

Mystic and Revolutionary

Mystic and Revolutionary

The strange phenomenon that was Joseph Mary Plunkett – invalid, bohemian, fey man of letters, theatrical spy, bookish military strategist, unrequited lover, very public lover, and ultimately executed revolutionary. Continue reading