Since we are rapidly approaching Christmas, I thought a post about Frances Browne and her lovely Christmas story, "The Christmas Cuckoo" would be a wonderful addition to the group!Frances Browne (1816-1879) was born at Stranorlar, in County Donegal, and was an Irish poet and novelist. She was the seventh of twelve…See More
"It is lovely to read about the loves of our Writers and Poets..... not always living the high life as we woudl imagine. That a chambermaid caught the eye of one of our most iconic writers, is testament to the fact that ' love is all; it has no…"
Typically, anyone who is familiar with Irish literature is acquainted with James Joyce. Most have read Dubliners and some brave souls have even managed to plow though Finnegans Wake and actually got something out of it. He, like most well-known writers, are known primarily for what they have given us in the form of their…See More
"IN 1923 William Butler Yeats was the first Irish man to be awarded a Nobel prize - and that was, of course, for Literature. Another Irish Laureate in the same category was George Bernard Shaw (1925) - the only person to have been awarded a Nobel…"
For many people, Ireland evokes images of thatched cottages, warm smiles and pints of Guinness. I won't dispute these images, because I've seen each of these things in abundance in my visits. For others,…