An Australian Premiere for Belfast Girls

Nature of Event: The Highlands Theatre Group is pleased to announce that it will be producing an exciting new play by Irish author Jaki McCarrick, Belfast Girls. This is the first time the play has been produced by an Australian Theatre Company, professional or amateur. For information regarding the origins of the play, here are … Continue reading

Joanne Hayes – a story to frighten

Joanne Hayes – a story to frighten

Sometimes a series of events can be so unusual and improbable that factual information becomes stranger than fiction so that a bizarre story trumps one’s wildest imaginings. This applies in spades to the strange story of Joanne Hayes from Abbeydorney … Continue reading

The silent grief of voluntary migration

A Personal Narrative on Emigration by Méabh O’Leary Méabh is what is termed a ‘love migrant’ in a ‘mixed marriage’. She said ‘I do’ in ‘home’ sickness and in health to Bruce and to Australia. Managing a dual identity and the issues that arise over the lifecycle of migration led Méabh to be involved with ‘Griefline’ … Continue reading

My Time at Daonscoil Melbourne 2018

My Time at Daonscoil Melbourne 2018

A Brisbane-based Irish Speaker came to the language several years ago via a podcast. She had an overwhelming feeling of ‘coming home’, a feeling experienced again when she visited Ireland in 2016 and the Melbourne Daonscoil recently. Continue reading

Country and Irish

Book Reviews by Frank O’Shea Daniel O’Donnell with Eddie Rowley. LIVING THE DREAM O’Brien Press, Dublin 2017. 255 pp. ISBN: 978-1-84717-967-8 RRP: €19.99 Daniel O’Donnell is the poster boy for clean-living, Catholic wholesomeness in the world of Irish and international music. A non-smoker and non-drinker, in this book he tells us that during a world cruise … Continue reading