In April 2004 I was launching my first novel at the Irish cultural centre in Hammersmith, London, when a lady came over to me and shook my hand.
“I think I may be your cousin,” she said. “My name is Ethna Herron. You…Continue
Quiet determination -- I think that's what he had. He was passionate about the Irish language, Irish history and culture, the Irish way of life.
Above, oil painting of Patrick Pearse at Ros Muc, Connemara
He saw what the English education system was doing, trying to stamp…Continue
The oldest harp on which the ‘official’ national emblem of Ireland is based is housed in the Long Room at Trinity College, Dublin. Two other medieval harps that have also been preserved from that era, are housed in The Museum of Scotland: The Queen Mary Harp 15th century - and the Lamont Harp [date being…Continue
Shining and new on the day of our birth.
A special place to chronicle and store,
Experiences formative, new and enticing.
Many of them significant…Continue
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"Tinteán Tréigthe no.32", 42 x 42cm, oil painting on canvas by Eoin Mac Lochlainn, 2017
It’s Irish Language Week in Ireland this week so I've written my post in Irish. But please scroll down to read the English translation down below, if you wish.
Tá scéailín deas agam daoibh faoin bpictiúr seo ag barr.…Continue
One of the many events held during 2016 to honour those who took part in the Easter Rising 100 years before was a stage play From the Backbone Out, which told the story of Richard O’Carroll, a labour leader…Continue
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ArtsPRunlimited announces Daniel P. Quinn is available for Book Signing Appearances for "Exits & Entrances: Producing Off-Broadway and Beyond, " at Colleges, Universities or Book stores in the USA.
Exits & Entrances was a selection of the week in NJ Ink by The Star Ledger (2008), received a front page article in The Italian Voice (2008), and a rave review from “The Montclair Times (April 3, 2008).
In addition, "organized lalor" was…Continue
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LAST TIME ON THIS CONTINENT FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE!
(Leaving for a new assignment in Amman, Jordan, on February 9)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 - 7:30 P.M.
Scandinavia House - 58 Park Avenue
During the past year I had the privilege and honour to be commissioned to write a new orchestral suite for 1916 by Roscommon County Council. The suite, called IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN, is of eight movements
1. IRISHMEN AND…Continue
Anna Margaret Ross (née McKittrick; 8 December 1860–2 February 1939), was an Irish writer, who used the nom de plume Amanda McKittrick Ros. She was born in Drumaness, County Down, on December 8, 1860. She holds the…Continue
Well, how did Murray Heasman's interest in Celtic knotwork begin? I used to play (well, try to play) a classical lute back mandolin (and before that, the Scottish bagpipes). When in London, a friend and musician, Vince Millet of Secret…
From now until …Continue
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There’s a saying we have in Ireland that you’d nearly think was coined for Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn. Namely, if you’ve the name of getting up early in the morning you can lie…Continue
Alice Milligan (1866-1953) was born into a middle-class Methodist family, one of 11 children. (Some sources would suggest that there were 13 children.) Her father was Seaton Milligan, a writer, poet, antiquary, member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), and a businessman. Her…Continue
Jim Sheridan, Malachy McCourt, and Olympia Dukakis have all enjoyed my New Prose with Queen V being published this month.
ArtsPRunlimited, Inc., presents On Fri. 9/30, my Irish long-poem will debut at the GainVille Café Reading Series, in Red Wheelbarrow # 9. The GainVille Café: 17 Ames Av, in Rutherford, NJ at 7 PM.
Wed. Oct 5, 2016: My 3rd play Queen V, an American Phantasmagoria is set for publication by Local Knowledge…Continue
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Seamus Heaney, considered by many to be the greatest Irish poet since William B. Yeats, texted his wife Marie a few hours before his death: “Do not be afraid!” How comforting these words were to her I do not know. They seem, however, appropriate words for a man…Continue
Within the written she resides
in quiet assurance of her place.
Lithe and languid, with regal mien,
she glides from the page bearing gifts.
The mantle, flowing through the…Continue
(This review was first produced in 2007, when Pat Jameson served as our culture editor. She died in April 2012.)
Setting: A shabby two-story house, in a suburb north of Dublin, on Christmas…Continue
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