CURRENT ISSUE:  OCTOBER 2023

Donnybrook: Rebellion

Rebellion

As you review your choices for winter streaming drama, check out RTE’s (The Irish BBC, only better) five-part miniseries, called Rebellion. While the series was produced for the centennial of the Easter Uprising in 2016, it is now readily available on Netflix. And, only

Off the Shelf: Absolution

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By Terry Kenneally Off the Shelf: AbsolutionBy Alice McDermottFarrar, Straus, and Giroux. ISBN 9780374610487 2023 324 pp. Alice McDermott has long been recognized for her portraits of mid-20th-century life, with […]

Irish Lit: Epiphany

By Dr. Jeanne Colleran  You may be just settling in to read this magazine as the Christmas season comes to a close, with the Feast of Epiphany. For all of […]

Wise Craics: December Funnies

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By Joe McDonough Stereotypical “‘Sorry, love, can I have a pint of Guinness and a packet of crisps where you’re ready there’. ‘Oh. You must be Irish,’ she replied. The […]

Cleveland Comhrá: Carmilla

Discover the roots of vampire fiction in Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic tale, “Carmilla.” Learn about the eerie storyline and its significance in the horror genre. Dive into the captivating world of Victorian vampire literature.

Cleveland Comhrá: The Dullahan

Delve into the eerie world of Irish folklore, where supernatural tales inspire classic horror stories. Discover headless riders known as Dullahan, banshees foretelling doom, and other spooky creatures that may have influenced iconic horror literature and movies. Explore the rich tapestry of Irish mythology, perfect for sharing with the next generation.

Speak Irish: The Dark Goddess

In one of the most famous, “Tain Bó Cuailnge” or the Cattle Raid of Cooley, she appears as a heifer at one point, but also leads an army of fifty-thousand, comprised of warriors from all four provincces of Ireland. When the battle cath (cah) cath a chur, (cah ah chur) to wage a battle (cath a bhriseadh ar orm means to defeat an enemy in battle), starts to go against her, she grabs a sword