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The Honest Ulsterman

I have a poem, Pirate Days, published in the latest edition of The Honest Ulsterman

PUBLISHED 15/02/2018

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James Meredith

Somerville and Ross have a laugh

Two Irish Girls in Bohemia by Julie Anne Stevens

Dublin academic Julie Anne Stevens is an expert on the great Irish writing duo Edith Somerville and her cousin, Violet Martin – who wrote under the pseudonym, Martin Ross. 693 more words

Book Reviews

Stephen Dedalus and Sex

James Joyce traces Stephen’s sexual development with great care in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.  As an infant Stephen is aware that his mother smells nicer than his father does. 981 more words

Leaving Cert English

James Joyce's use of Humour and Irony in 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'

Irish writers are often noted both for their irony and for their humour, and Joyce uses a great deal of comic irony in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. 909 more words

Leaving Cert English

Why Does Stephen Dedalus Choose Exile from his Native Land?

Stephen chooses exile from his native land mainly because of his growing disenchantment with Irish society on many levels.  Indeed, his final decision to fly the nets which are impeding his development as an artist is achieved following a series of struggles with authority from which he ultimately decides to flee.  913 more words

Leaving Cert English

A personal reflection on Seamus Heaney

I spent quite some time with this portrait of Seamus Heaney, when I was in Dublin in August of this year.

It is a tender and sensitive photograph that captures the humility and openness of the man, whilst the lack of a direct gaze also conserves a private internal world that is his alone, and which we are not able to fully enter. 885 more words

Fastness: A Translation from the English of Edmund Spenser

Fastness: A Translation from the English of Edmund Spenser by Trevor Joyce.

Londoner Edmund Spenser, born mid sixteenth century, travelled to Ireland to help put down the Desmond Rebellions. 661 more words

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