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Global Irish Words

Global Irish Words

By Dymphna Lonergan Thanks to the increased availability of digitally uploaded word lists and dictionaries, research into how far the Irish language has travelled globally has been made much easier. It is interesting that individual Irish language words have found new homes in Global English dialects. It is doubly interesting to see these words’ meanings extended … Continue reading

Fintan O’Toole’s lecture, ‘Brexit, Ireland and the Politics of Victimhood’,

Fintan O’Toole’s lecture, ‘Brexit, Ireland and the Politics of Victimhood’,

A report by Professor Elizabeth Malcolm on Fintan O’Toole’s Lecture University of Melbourne, Miegunyah Lecture, 11 March 2020 Farage and Parnell The well-known Irish journalist and writer, Fintan O’Toole, commenced his lecture at Melbourne University on 11 March by showing a photograph of the 1880s Irish nationalist leader, Charles Stewart Parnell. This picture, O’Toole informed … Continue reading

An Irish Clachan in South Australia by Susan Arthure

An Irish Clachan in South Australia by Susan Arthure

The archaeologist Originally from Trim, County Meath, Susan Arthure has been researching a nineteenth century Irish settlement in South Australia. Her 2014 Masters thesis ‘The Occupation of Baker’s Flat: a study of Irishness and Power in 19th century South Australia’ examined the illegal settlement of an Irish community of mostly labourers and their families on … Continue reading

A Poem For the Times

A Poem For the Times

This is the time to be slow Lie low to the wall Until the bitter weather passes.  Try as best you can not to let The wire brush of doubt Scrape from your heart All sense of yourself And your hesitant light. If you remain generous Time will come good, And you will find your … Continue reading