If you happen to be near Tralee this Saturday, there’s a festival of dance and music taking place at Banna Strand that looks to be unmissable. Féile Fáilte, organized by Irish choreographer Fearghus Ó Chonchúir, is a celebration and examination of the legacy of Roger Casement, the former British diplomat and humanitarian activist who threw his support behind […]Read more "The Casement Project"
Poet Patrick Deeley has written a beautiful memoir about growing up in East Galway. The Hurley Maker’s Son has been hailed for its evocative prose, and for its moving celebration of life in rural Ireland in the 1960s. As a child, Deeley was something of a misfit in his family: a loner, a dreamer, and […] […]Read more "The Dream Against The Deed"
Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where you can share the first paragraph, or a few, of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon. #begorrathon16Read more "First Chapter, First Paragraph, First Lightship"
Today is World Poetry Day, a global celebration of verse. You might be able to swap your poetic musings for coffee today! As part of Reading Ireland Month, I have chosen “Tractatus” by the wonderful Irish poet Derek Mahon. The short poem is a heady mix that encompasses Wittgenstein, Greek myth, and a famed historian […]Read more "Tractatus"
Now that Easter Week is about to begin, we’re expecting a lot of posts relating to the Easter Rising.Read more "Begorrathon 2016: Week Three"
A big ‘howaya, what’s the story, bud?’ to a few of our favourite artsy Irish peeps .Read more "A Ludicrously Incestuous Begorrathon Post"
Well, it was a great day for the Irish at the Oscars evn if it didn’t work out quite as planned. Brooklyn‘s Saoirse Ronan didn’t win Best Actress, but won the red carpet with her distinctly Irish-coloured Calvin Klein sequined dress. I thought perhaps she couldn’t make up her mind about the jewellery and […]Read more "Irish Talent at The Oscars"