When St. Brendan got back from his travels discovering America in a small wooden and leather boat around 564 AD, he wrote a book in Latin, 'Navigatio Brendani' or 'The Voyage of Brendan', which, some 900 years later (1477) convinced Christopher Columbus that there might just be something out there beyond the western…Continue
On the Galway's Horrible Histories Walk, I weave the Brendan Voyage tale into the stories I tell, explaining how in 929 AD the Vikings raided the Priory Abbey of Annaghdown, 4 miles up the Corrib River from Galway city, which was founded by St. Brendan for his sister, Briga, and where he died in 577 AD.…Continue
I've been working on the promotion of "Brendan at the Chelsea" sent to Off Broadway by Belfast's Lyric Theatre, starring Adrian Dunbar as the notorious Dublin writer Brendan Behan when he lived at the equally notorious Chelsea Hotel in New York in 1963.
It's been a great project working…Continue
Added by John Lee on September 24, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on January 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments