THE BIRTHING By Maurice Brick On our little farm in Gorta Dubha we had for the most times, seven cows. The cows were well respected. They each had a name and a particular stall in the cowshed. We had Bó Dave which we bought from Dave a’Gabha (blacksmith), Bó Danny we bought from Danny Sheehy …
After all the excitement of the Rising, he worked doggedly to help people who had been part of it.
O’Reilly never wavered nor deviated from his primary goal of a free Ireland.
My family lived in cramped conditions in an area of inner Dublin that was a historical wonderland. None of this was at that time significant to my young mind….
A move to Canberra, squire to proof reader, squire’s wife to a cleaner, life was not easy.
Memories of a 1950s Irish leftie in St Kilda, Melbourne by Dr Dennis Walker The extraordinary cultural mix of St Kilda inevitably brought together people of radically opposing ideologies. Dr Dennis Walker sheds some light on one aspect of this diversity remembered from his childhood: the Irish immigrant nationalists. My father, Patrick Joseph Walker, was born …
This exquisitely written book captures a period of transition not only in Irish society but also in the author’s own life.
Yes – 1916 was the great break with the past!