Three award-winning Irish films at this year’s Sydney Film Festival
Bloomsday events in Melbourne.
Different items that caught our attention
A moving and useful novel about historical practices that could disappear from collective memory and that need to be understood from the point of view of how they impacted generations of mothers and children.
One hundred years ago this month, Ireland found that it had to deal with former comrades fighting and killing each other.
Two new writers and one well established.
Bloomsday’s first feature film, and an extravagance of Molly Blooms planned for the stage.
One hundred years ago, former comrades in the Irish fight for freedom turned their guns on each other.
History tells us that when the stakes were substantial, Pitch and Toss games could become extremely serious. In Dundalk in 1914 a man died following an altercation during a game of Pitch and Toss when an argument arose as to who was entitled to the winnings.
it appears to be an insult directed against the Irish. How ,then, did it end up as a name for an English political party?