Tagged with women Ireland

Brutal Encounters

Brutal Encounters

The protagonist’s relationship with her mother is grotesquely deformed by her mother’s evangelical Catholicism, as was her mother’s, by her father. Continue reading

A Light in the Window

A Light in the Window

In this highly readable memoir, Mary, in conjunction with her daughter, Tessa, narrates how a ‘reserved freckle-faced bookworm’ (p.26) from Ballina ‘a small town in a small country on the western periphery of Europe’, became one of Ireland’s most recognisable and celebrated leaders, both domestically and internationally. Continue reading