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1916 – Battle of the Somme Ends.

This dreadful battle claimed more Irish lives in combat than any other battle in history. On the first day of battle, 1 July 1916, the 36th Ulster Division suffered an estimated 5,500 casualties almost all of whom were drawn from what is now Northern Ireland. 341 more words

Irish History

The Calm and the Storm: How Weather in Literature Can Make or Break a Story

Weather plays an extremely important role in a novel. It provides atmosphere, helps set the tone and setting, foreshadows plot, and indicates a character’s emotions. 536 more words


Pigeon House - Refuge from the storm

By the mid-1750s entry to and from Dublin Bay was a hazardous operation and the city governors decided something drastic needed to be done to improve the situation. 334 more words


"Dubliners" by James Joyce (1914).

 Taking into account the suggestion which I had received, I started ‘Dubliners’ by reading ‘Eveline’ and ‘A Painful Case’. The suggestion paid off, because both of these stories immediately drew me in due to Joyce’s masterful skill at conveying human emotions. 531 more words

Book Review

James Joyce: The Dead

The Death of Ireland

In the short story entitled The Dead by Joyce, one might wonder – is anyone really alive? Is anything really alive? It is the onset of winter, right around Christmas, and all of Ireland is covered in snow. 1,785 more words

Feminist Theory And Ecocriticism

5 Books That Need To Be On Your To Be Read List

The Girl on the Train

“The Girl on the Train is as tautly constructed as Gone Girl or A.S.A. Harrison’s The Silent Wife, and has something more: a main character who is all screwed up but sympathetic nonetheless. 250 more words