Maudie made its Irish premiere last month at the Audi Dublin Film Festival. It will go on general release later this year, and when it does, be sure to see it, and bring tissues.Read more "Begorrathon 2017: Maudie"
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 […]Read more "Begorrathon 2017: Grattan and Me"
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 […]Read more "Begorrathon 2017: Week One"
The film features an astonishing, star-making performance from Seána Kerslake, a mixture of confused hooligan and vulnerable girl. She’s in every scene and she commands the screen.Read more "Begorrathon 2017: A Date for Mad Mary"
Putting together this year’s photo collage for our Facebook badge was both a lot of fun and highly difficult – who do you include and who do you leave out?Read more "Begorrathon 2017: Who’s Who"
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! […]Read more "The Begorrathon 2017"
So today is the last day of Reading Ireland Month It’s been a fantastic month of blogging about Irish culture. I’ve enjoyed reading all the contributions and have found a lot of new favourite blogs. And I discovered a lot of books I want to read. Thank you to everyone who was involved, and we […]Read more "Begorrathon 2016: Feck Off Until Next Year"
#Begorrathon16 We’re sick but we’re still hereRead more "Begorrathon 2016: Week Four"
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"
Strange to say, there were hairs in the centre of his palm.Read more "A Hairy Teaser Tuesday"