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Turbulent Times

Most of our second day in Dublin was devoted to learning more about the Easter Rising of 1916 and the War of Independence a few years later which led to the establishment of the Irish Free State and then the Republic of Ireland as we know it today. 283 more words

Green Fields

Tell me of the Easter fields.

Tell me of the martyrs,
Untamed by rope and chains
and whips,
Broken from their cages.

Tell me of the rebels, 35 more words


The Guns of Ireland

“What about musicals?” Jeff asked.

“I’ve written one. And starred in a few. Why?” I said.

“Because I have an idea for one. Like, a really good idea. 323 more words

Feature Film Script: Two Promises

The first feature length script I wrote was originally going to be called The Land I Loved.

The title came from the song by Tommy Makem: “That Land I love So Well”. 3,733 more words


Not in our Stars, But in Ourselves

A Star Called Henry
Roddy Doyle

It’s possible that Roddy Doyle is the finest Irish writer of his generation.

That’s a huge statement and one I’m in no real position to support. 898 more words



As someone who has been a long term student of Irish history, I have been looking forward to the centennial celebration for years and years. At first, I thought I’d have to watch it from afar – and I still may yet have to do that, but the goal is to spend about a month wandering through the whole of the Emerald Isle before culminating in Dublin for the 100 year commemoration of the Easter Rising. 724 more words