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A Summer in Dublin.

By Dymphna Lonergan   I was priviliged to have spent more than my usual time in Dublin this year not only catching up with family and friends but also serving a short stint as a visiting fellow at University College Dublin doing my own research and teaching in the Irish Studies topic. Who Was Síle? … Continue reading

Poems by Colin Ryan

Mórshaothar Gan dua a rinne sé é: an phortráid a ghoid ó chiúnas neamhchúiseach na dánlainne (na línte míne, na súile beo an gáire fann débhríoch) í ceilte faoina chóta ar an solas a thit ina mhaidhm ó na flaithis: lean sí uirthi á cheistiú nó gur mhúch sé a guth i seanbhosca is na … Continue reading

The Belfast Jacobin

The Belfast Jacobin

A Book Review by Hugh Vaughan Kenneth Dawson: The Belfast Jacobin: Samuel Neilson and the United Irishmen, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 2017. ISBN: 9781911024750 RRP: €22.99–€45.00   While living in the eastern Sydney suburb of Waverley I cherished the cliff-top walk along the eastern beaches. The walk runs along the famed Waverley cemetery and, as I also enjoy … Continue reading

John Clarke and his grandparents

John Clarke and his grandparents

Written on hearing of the sudden death of John Clarke, April 2017 By Val Noone Like many, many people, I am terribly sad to hear the shocking news of the death of our wonderful friend John Clarke. Our sympathies go to his wife Helen and their family. John will be missed by Australians and New … Continue reading

Santamaria and the Movement

Santamaria and the Movement

The central theme of The Show appears to be an attempt to demonstrate some sort of moral (or amoral) equivalence between the Communist Party and the work of those who opposed Communism through the Movement/NCC. Continue reading

Remembering Transported Females

Remembering Transported Females

Tasmanian artist Christina Henri’s Roses from the Heart Memorial focuses on the 25,566 women and children sentenced to transportation to Australia up to 1853. By Christina Henri In 2003 I took units in ‘Historical Landscape’ as part of a Fine Arts degree at the University of Tasmania, a subject that included visiting the Cascades Female … Continue reading

A First Novel to Cherish

A First Novel to Cherish

  Book Review by Frank O’Shea Alan McMonagle. ITHACA. Picador. 310 pp. €15 ISBN: 978-1-5098-2985-9 RRP: €15 In any list of memorable opening sentences, Galway writer Alan McMonagle’s start to his first novel has to be up there with the best: ‘I am the cancer-ridden only son of a dangerous driver who has thoughts of turning … Continue reading