A new collection of short stories, some set in Australia, by Evelyn Conlon
Four new new Irish works, reviewed by Frank O’Shea.
A new introductory class on Ulysses offered by Bloomsday in Melbourne Inc.
It is a remarkable fact that three writers associated with The Nation newspaper emigrated to Melbourne in the mid-1850s: Edward Hayes, Charles Gavan Duffy and Gerald Henry Supple. Professionally diverse, they shared a deep love of poetry and song.
The Statement from the Heart won this year’s Australian international peace prize, the Sydney Peace Prize, from 200 nominations.
Travellers have been acknowledged as a distinct ethnic group within the Irish population.
I was expressing an interest in uilleann pipes and complained that the pipes are not well known and appreciated in Australia. They certainly are much admired in this house now.
For many in Ireland, ‘Around the Boree Log’ was our introduction to Australia.
Clive Probyn reads the Holyhead journal of 1727 as a turning point in his life.
Growing up with Yeats, and making the pilgrimage to find him.