Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, has just published four new folios of research into the period of The Irish Famine under the collective title Famine Folios.
These compelling essays take a fresh and…Continue
Added by Brian Nolan on November 9, 2015 at 6:00am — 3 Comments
Eugene Daly was dreaming, in a deep sleep. In the dream, he was playing his uileann pipes to a rapturous audience of dancers in the ship's sumptuous main ballroom. He played like a man possessed, jigs and reels, in perfect pitch. The audience were thrilled. All of a sudden he panicked and woke. He had woken up to the sound of water lapping under his bunk. Unused to…Continue
Added by Brian Nolan on April 14, 2014 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments
A tale of love and loss, a poem, a tradition, a ballad, a folk-song, forever in our hearts.
Can you imagine how hard life was in the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th century here in…Continue
Added by Brian Nolan on January 31, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments
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