From the Papers, news items: Pandora and Taxes, Best places to live in Ireland, and Sinn Fein.
A new collection of short stories, some set in Australia, by Evelyn Conlon
The Irish Film Festival runs online from 3-12 September 2021. To book, go to https://irishfilmfestival.com.au/iff-2021-tickets Two reviews by Steve Carey Shane MacGowan: A Crock of Gold A Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan, A Documentary Written and Directed by Julien Temple. 2020 This is the story of the songwriter and lead singer …
But, I love it. I love rolling into a town and I love meeting new people and spending time getting to see their community. It’s very different from flying in and flying out and the usual fast-paced tour life. In the last few years pre-COVID things had gotten so fast, the bus couldn’t keep up with my schedule, so I was flying a lot more and I missed the bus pace.
The death of Rob Butler is a great loss for the Tinteán editors.
My name is Mary Kirwan, from Wexford, Ireland. Hello to my newly-found descendants in South Australia. I would never have guessed that tragedy in my daughter’s early married life would have resulted in my DNA ending up at the bottom of the world.
A Miscellany of Recommendations from a Sydney-Sider How are you coping with the latest lockdown? I confess to finding this one more difficult; my troubles are minor things really, such as waking during the night, feeling a bit down, not focussing on the book I’m reading, despairing about human weaknesses. Let me share a few …
I am regularly confronted, generally by ex-Catholics, who berate the Irish Christian Brothers as though the order has never made a worthwhile contribution to the formation of young men
News-bites: crimes and sporting stats and more.
Book Reviews by Frank O’Shea THE MONK. By Paul Williams. Allen & Unwin 2020. 340 pp. $29.99 Some books leave you sad, others have you laughing. Here is a book that may leave you with a different response: anger and fury. Fury that the fabled saints and scholars metonym that was used to describe your …