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Commemorations and Protest Poetry

Commemorations and Protest Poetry

Many of the participating poets had been enthusiastic supporters of the Gaelic League – Irish language advocates, poets, playwrights, newspaper writers on cultural and socialist matters. Their loss must have been a severe one to the emergent Free State. Continue reading

Ghosts

Ghosts

Early on there is lots of inconsequential banter, but once the real story-telling starts, the veneers maintained by the men are stripped away, revealing somewhat complex human beings Continue reading

Dancing the Bones of Archaic Irish Stories

Dancing the Bones of Archaic Irish Stories

An account of a theatrical performance by Niki na Meadhra Celtic Club, 29 March 2015. Niki na Meadhra performed her one-woman show, Dancing the Bones of Irish Myth and Legend, to a mixed audience of Celtophiles, Narrato-philes, and some enthralled adults and children, at the Celtic Club on Sunday 29 March. It was storytelling taken … Continue reading

A Long Way to Tipperary

A Long Way to Tipperary

In summation, ‘A Long Way to Tipperary’ proved itself a most fitting tribute to the 200,000 Irish men and women who served in the Great War, with 50,000 (one in every four) of them making the supreme sacrifice. Continue reading