So here we, round the bend and the final leg, the finish line in sight. With only a few days left in March, it’s time to get those Reading Ireland posts in. Some housekeeping announcements: The Hennessy Literary Awards take place tomorrow evening in Dublin. Congratulations and best of luck to all the shortlisted writers, […]Read more "Begorrathon 2017: Week Four"
No building is too grand or too humble for the IAA, so here you’ll find plans for many of the country’s great historic buildings as well as modest cottages, churches, shops and farms.Read more "Begorrathon 2017: The Irish Architectural Archive"
Of course, it’s still cold and wet in Dublin … and the wind is fierce … But still … And any excuse to play this is welcome … Or read this … A light exists in spring Not present on the year At any other period. When March is scarcely here A color stands abroad On […]Read more "Spring has sprung …"
Poet Stephen James Smith was commissioned by the St Patrick’s Festival Festival to write a poem in response to the theme of this year’s festival.Read more "Begorrathon 2017: My Ireland …"
Our bloggers were posting about music, painting, poetry and prose. We’re only halfway through Reading Ireland Month and we’re already at 75 posts!Read more "Begorrathon 2017: Week Three"
For me, though, I will always be drawn to the National Gallery to see The Holy Well, Orpen’s scathing repudiation of a romanticised view of western Ireland and Celticism as ‘pure’ and ‘authentic’ (a notion that was very en vogue at the time; see William Butler Yeats).Read more "Begorrathon 2017: William Orpen"
We’re coming into St. Patrick’s Week, so things are probably going to get a bit shamrocky here at Reading Ireland Month. In the meantime, here are a few highlights from Week Two: Check out all the Begorrathon posts here.Read more "Begorrathon 2017: Week Two"