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Trouble in the Glen -- Ep. 1

“Trouble in the Glen” is the title of a book (completely unrelated to this story) published in 1950 by Irish authors Maurice Walsh and Rennie McOwan. 81 more words

W.B. Yeats

Dublin's Circular Roads - 3

From the Five Lamps to Mountjoy   

When we’ve finished hanging around the Five Lamps we head north by northwest along Portland Row. The route picks up some of that ol’ Georgian charm, much tarnished now by urban grime and shifts in demographic fortune. 1,297 more words

#OTD in 1889 – Kathleen Behan, née Kearney, ‘Mother of All the Behans’ and folk singer is born in Dublin.

“What I have, I hold.” –Kathleen Behan

History has cast Kathleen Behan in supporting roles, reducing her to the “sister of” or “mother of” someone important. 1,230 more words

Irish History

Brendan Behan, lighthouse painter

I once learnt in the Maritime Museum in Moville, Co. Donegal, that the Irish writer Brendan Behan had spent some time as a young man working as a lighthouse painter. 307 more words


“New York is my Lourdes, where I go for spiritual refreshment; a place where you’re least likely to be bitten by a wild goat.”
—Brendan Behan.

Thought For Today

BWG: I dreamt about you last night and I fell out of bed twice

“A woman’s got as much right -and more cause- to get drunk than any man.” (Shelagh Delaney)

Above: Shelagh Delaney in New York in 1961, with Brendan Behan, during a run of her Broadway play. 108 more words

Creative Writing

Sailing to St Macdara's

For the first time in our dubious existence, the Literary is actually on the coast. It’s a landmark, surely, and rather nice. There’s lots of seabirds and Irish foliage. 350 more words

What's Ours