Irish Fiction Fridays: Gráinne Clear (ed): Shoes, Ducks and Maids of the Sea. Irish Retellings of Hans Christian Anderson

Welcome to another edition of Irish Fiction Fridays! This week we feature Shoes Ducks and Maids of the Sea which is a collection of thirteen short stories retelling the classic tales of Hans Christian Anderson with an Irish eye. There are stories from Paula Leyden, Oisín McGann, David Rudden, Sheena Wilkinson, Deirdre Sullivan, Claire Hennessy, Paul Timoney, […]

Touring Tuesdays: Newgrange with James Shields

After a brief hiatus, we’re happy to be back with our intrepid traveler and photographer, James Shields! Newgrange One of the most famous heritage sites in Ireland, I’ve been going to Newgrange since I was a small boy, and it’s always been an inspiration for me. At almost 5,000 years old, the site is older […]

Irish Fiction Fridays: Arthur Riordan: The Emergency Session

Today for Irish Fiction Fridays we feature something a little different: The Emergency Session by Arthur Riordan. The Emergency Session is a satirical rap-cabaret featuring Eamon DeValera on such subjects as the liberal agenda and the rural/urban divide. While it is a full length theatrical production, first produced by the Rough Magic Theatre Company on October 5, […]

Reflections From the Bid Chair: James Bacon

By James Bacon Our bid-chair James Bacon had a meeting on the 3rd of May 2012, first with Tom McPherson at the Convention Centre Dublin and then with Donna Brogan and her team at Failte Ireland, it marked a point in the history of the bid. Today marks the fifth anniversary of what could be […]