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"
As soon as you have recovered from the shock of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar win on Sunday night, you can start preparing your posts for The Begorrathon. Reading Ireland Month begins on Monday, February 29th. Take a leap with us. Bookmark the link above to post your Irish-themed stories. The link goes live at 9:00 am […]Read more
Just a quick announcement about The Begorrathon 2016. Once again I will be teaming up with Cathy of 746 Books to co-host READING IRELAND MONTH 2016, celebrating Irish books, films, music, TV, travel, culture, and whatever you’re having yourself. There will be reviews, articles, interviews, and giveaways every day in March. All bloggers are invited […]Read more
I’m very pleased to announce that I had a short story published in The Irish Times on Saturday, as this month’s winner of the Hennessy Short Story of the Month. Which is very nice. You can read the story here, if you want.Read more "19 Ways to Say “I Love You”"
I’ve whined before about dreadful “Oirish” accents. I came across a great video on Facebook, via Hairy Baby, a great Irish tee-shirt company: I sing their praises here. The video does a pretty good job explaining some of the different regional accents you’ll hear in Ireland. And there isn’t a begorrah to be heard.Read more "How to sound like a proper Irish person"
Thank you very much to everyone who voted for me; it looks like all that pestering paid off.Read more "I’m a Finalist!"
Panti’s life and reluctant political activism is now the subject of a documentaryRead more "The Queen of Ireland (trailer)"
Just a reminder that Public Voting for the Irish Blog Awards begins today. I’m just thrilled to be shortlisted, of course. It’s very exciting. The vote will be open until September 21st. You can vote here if you’re interested. Many thanks. #bloggies2015Read more "Blog Awards Ireland Voting Opens"
The Kerry landscape is looking very pretty in the trailer for Colin Farrell’s new film, the surreal, dark comedy The Lobster. Farrell plays a chump of a divorced man who goes to a resort with other romantic losers, including Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, and Michael Smiley. If Farrell can’t find a partner by the […]Read more "The Lobster (trailer)"