8-16 June 2021 Tailored by Joya Kuin, Festival & Event Manager, for Antipodean involvement! ONLINE EVENT – HERITAGELUNCHTIME LECTURE: ‘Convict Hulks and Transportation from Cork Harbour in the Nineteenth Century’In association with UCC School of History & Dr. John Borgonovo8 JUNE 2021, 1.10pm-2pmFREE | REGISTRATION REQUIRED Speaker: Dr Anna Lois McKay, UCC. Cork Harbour was a centre … Continue reading
Austere minimalist staging that is also aesthetically pleasing and inventive. Continue reading
How does a priest’s letter home in 1918 become the object of Australian military intelligence? Continue reading
Higgin’s pro-abortion stance may have lost him voters, but the Irish President has never shied away from speaking out on controversial issues, even if it made him unpopular. Continue reading
In Ireland but also in Australia, the Gaelic League and the Catholic Church initially discouraged dancing in any form… Continue reading
(Ghost) Henry Fenton worked as a storekeeper for many years and built the White Flag pub which I ran for the rest of my life without even one breach of the licensing law. Continue reading
The star of Runaway Priest was Felix Meagher’s original music which in part accounted the upbeat quality of its treatment of the difficult topic of child abuse. Continue reading
The IRA say sorry? Interviewed on a British radio program, leader of Sinn Fein Mary Lou McDonald said she was ‘sorry’ for the death of Louis Mountbatten and the three others who were killed by the IRA in a boat off the coast of Sligo in 1979. Whether this constituted an ‘apology’ is not clear, … Continue reading
Today, on our morning swim together.
I watch her dive, hair streaming,
at home among the waves…
You won’t find these in the bush.
Thistles, nettles, tumbleweed,
three-cornered jacks, horehound, Continue reading
Three new Irish non-fiction works reviewed by Frank O’Shea