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The Mystery and Ambivalence of Attachment: Seamus Heaney's Clearances

Earlier this year, RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster ran a competition to find the nation’s best-loved poem of the last 100 years. It was an ambitious premise which wasn’t met with total approval in Irish poetry circles, but most people were happy to join in the fun, comment on the shortlist and of course the final winner. 992 more words

Irish Poetry

Inish Festival: Island Conversations

Inish Festival 2015: Island Conversations launches today on Inishbofin and continues throughout the weekend. The event, which celebrates poetry, drama, music, and images, features the poet Bernard O’Donoghue, a noted scholar of Yeats, and a number of fine artists and thinkers considering the place of islands. 233 more words



That summer doesn’t
haunt my dreams; what’s worse is that
I almost can’t remember it at all.
It’s a heavy, empty patch of longing,
tangled, vining regret. 30 more words


Damned If I Look Back

Two things struck me while visiting Chicago last week.

Firstly, of course, the architecture, with neo-Gothic, Art Deco, neoclassical and Modernist styles combining harmonically to form an exhilarating urban ensemble. 194 more words

20th Century

Friends for Life

The reason, in case you’re wondering, why you haven’t heard from me for a while is that I’ve been writing – yep, you heard correctly, and most days at that! 632 more words

First Time Author, Peter Waugh Launches Debut Novel - "Half Irish"

Northern Ireland has produced its fair share of literary talent over the years – C.S Lewis, Brian Friel and Seamus Heaney to name but a few and one local man is hoping to follow in their illustrious footsteps as he debuts his first novel this summer, just in time for the Belfast Book Festival. 554 more words


Charity Exhibition - Artist Bios - Pamela Greene; Edward Cartin

Pamela Greene

I’ve always loved art but didn’t practice until late in life (better late than never) and really took the plunge when I signed up for a part-time HND in Fine Arts which I passed with distinctions in 2012.   220 more words