Begorrathon 2017: Grattan and Me


There’s a Zulu proverb – umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu – that roughly translates as “A person is a person because of people”: in other words, our characters are shaped by those we encounter and are ever changing. That is the rough theme of Tom O’Neill’s Grattan and Me, a sprawling, freewheeling satirical look at modern Ireland, circa […]

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Begorrathon 2017: Week One


This year’s Reading Ireland Month is off to a great start. We’ve had a review of Jonathan Swift’s infamous satire and another of a classic by Shaw, a visit to Yeats Country, a spotlight on a set of Irish-themed crime novels, and a plethora of other posts on all things Irish. Check out our social media […]

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The Begorrathon 2017


March is just around the corner, which in these parts means only one thing. Reading Ireland Month Once again, Cathy from 746 Books and I will be co-hosting a month-long blogathon on all things Irish: books, movies, music, TV, and whatever you’re having yourself.  We had huge success last year: 130 posts from bloggers worldwide! […]

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