Tara McNeill and Alexander Bernstein, Across the Atlantic, 2023. 12 Tracks When I last interviewed Tara McNeil in April of 2022, as part of Celtic Woman’s Postcards from Ireland U.S. […]
By Dr. Jeanne Colleran Beginning in 1976, when Seamus Heaney, his wife Marie, and their three children, Michael, Catherine, and Christopher, moved away from dangerous Belfast to County Wicklow in […]
Discover Claire Keegan’s latest work, “So Late in the Day,” a powerful character study delving into themes of misogyny and its destructive impact. Award-winning and succinct, this 47-page novella explores personal flaws, societal challenges, and the pursuit of happiness. Dive into Keegan’s rich narrative that captures the complexities of human relationships and the echoes of Ireland’s historical context.
Dive into the world of Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy, masterfully staged by the Druid Theatre Company. Explore the intersection of farce and futility, pretension and real loss in O’Casey’s plays, offering a profound reflection on Irish society. Discover the historical context and significance of these timeless works.
Mark O’Connell’s book, “A Thread of Violence,” takes a riveting departure from typical Irish literature, focusing on Malcolm Macarthur’s notorious crimes in 1982. Born into privilege, Macarthur’s descent into heinous acts, including the brutal murders of Bridie Dargan and Donal Dunne, captivates readers. O’Connell’s gripping narrative, intertwined with historical context, provides a unique perspective on this crime noir.
“The Paper Man” by Billie O’Callaghan is a powerful and emotionally charged novel that unfolds a love story set against the backdrop of pivotal world events. The book takes readers on a journey through 1980s Cork, Ireland, where protagonist Jack Shive discovers a cache of love letters, revealing a hidden past of a long-dead Austrian immigrant. This story of identity, love, and mystery spans two time frames and two countries, leaving a lasting impact on multiple generations.
By Terry Kenneally By John Banville Hanover Square Press ISBN-13:978-1-44963-4 2023 315 pp. Review by Terrence Kenneally Quirke, the only name he ever goes by, is the brooding pathologist central […]
Out of the Mailbag, Comes Songs & Stories: Six Decades On, Derek Warfield Continues to Entertain Audiences and Commemorate Irish Patriotism
By John O’Brien, Jr@Jobjr Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones Set to Perform at Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival and Milwaukee Irish Fest Derek Warfield has spent more than sixty […]
By John O’Brien, Jr@Jobjr The High Kings, Finbarr Clancy (Tipperary), Darren Holden (Kilkenny), Paul O’ Brien (Laois) and Brian Dunphy (Dublin) known collectively as Ireland’s most successful modern-era folk act, are […]