they were usually ‘a reused glass spirit, wine or mineral bottle often containing a carved wooden cross, with a ladder leaning against it inside, sometimes (but not always) filled with water’. The water was usually holy water, or at least marketed as such.
The cast of Love’s Old Sweet Songs was led by the magnificent and maleficent MC, who, in true music hall style got us all wound up and raring to go for the opening of the show musical eisteddfod – a turning point / ‘tuning fork’ in the road in Joyce’s life.
The rediscovery of a champion of the victims of war, of women and a campaigner against censorship in the twentieth century. Winifred Letts is honoured by the Irish Government.
In Small Things Like These, Claire Keegan eschews righteous anger about the Magdalen Laundry system, in favour of a strikingly new angle of vision.
Dylan Coburn Gray knows youth culture, but that does not exclude him from the culture of older generations…
2022 Irish Film Festival programme has landed.
How the schools became divided.
McKinty’s The Island is a page-turner, and often quite chilling and surprising in the turns it takes.
t wasn’t so much that I went to school, but rather that school came to me. In every single waking moment of my life school surrounded me. I never could escape from it. I breathed school air. I heard school sounds. I saw school everywhere. I felt the school pumping in my blood. How could this be?
A moving and useful novel about historical practices that could disappear from collective memory and that need to be understood from the point of view of how they impacted generations of mothers and children.