In a new play by Irish-Australian poet and playwright, Meg McNena, Pompey Elliott, inspires as husband, father, general, Anzac veteran, leader.
You get to love too his elegant turn of phrase, understatement providing more eloquence than a rattle of words.
The fear of his first battle with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers remained with Bill for the rest of his life. It was a bloody affair in which a victory of sorts was secured but at a high cost. Many of his Battalion were killed or captured.
Poetry and songs in the Irish language will be a feature of this event.
Brian Gillespie talks about his new play, Convicted on a Comma: the Trial of Roger Casement And what if excess of love Bewildered them till they died? So said William Butler Yeats of the leaders of the 1916 Easter rebellion. It is particularly true of Roger Casement. In 1911 Roger Casement knelt before King George V, knighted …
The poems were inspired by my tours of duty as a United Nations Peacekeeper with the Irish Defence Forces in South Lebanon and Kosovo.
Such was the case 100 years ago as an entire sporting generation was decimated, not by accident or mishap, but by dint of their valour and sacrifice.