Begorrathon 2016: Week Two

Another week of posts for Reading Ireland Month has come and gone. There are now almost sixty posts about Irish culture! Well done, everybody. Big news from this week was the announcement that both Anne Enright and Lisa McInerney have made the long list for The Bailey Women’s Prize for Fiction. Abie Spallen is a […]

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A Transatlantic Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.   Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too […]

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Congratulations to Dubliner Ben Cleary on winning Best Live Action Short Film at last night’s Oscars! STUTTERER  #irelandmonth16

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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 […]

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Ireland and Me

This is another old post that I am reposting to celebrate making the longlist for the Irish Blog Awards. Seeing as I am in the Diaspora category, it seems appropriate to include a post about being an Irish emigrant. Mostly it involves tea. The original story is here. The Irish Times ebook mentioned in the […]

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