All Blog Posts Tagged 'literature' (5)

Confronting the Dark Side of the Irish ‘Down Under’

Image: 'Falling' by Jane Theau (2017)

When I was asked to write a series of poems for an art exhibition in Australia earlier this year, I embarked on a dark voyage of…

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Added by Anne Casey on November 6, 2017 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

The Wake That Woke the Dead

I’ve heard of life imitating art, but the only time I ever saw death imitating it was at Samuel John MacPherson’s wake…

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Added by Colm Herron on October 24, 2016 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Reconnecting with Kieran



After more years than I care to count, Kieran has resurfaced. The last time I saw him, it was raining; it was one of those gray Galway days on New Castle Road, and I’d sleuthed Kieran out, after…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on December 3, 2015 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

'Why Keep Irish Alive?' Douglas Hyde Responds, Takes Action

It is well known that Douglas Hyde (January 17, 1860-July 12, 1949) was the first president of the Irish Republic. What may not be as well known is that he was a fluent speaker of the Irish language, a wonderful poet and an avid collector of Irish…

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Added by Jim Hawkins on October 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Chatting with ‘Max O’Rover’ on Italish-Irish Relations (Jan. 4, 1913)

Italian writer and editor Massimiliano Roveri is driven, and, in a sense, adrift, as a storyteller who has found himself 1,300 miles from Ireland, the country that inspires him most. Roveri, 43, based in the central Italian province of Tuscany, has…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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