Irish Fiction Fridays: Horslips: Dearg Doom

Happy Irish Fiction Friday! This week we feature a musical interlude. This version of Dearg Doom is sung by The Horslips in 1974 on The Old Grey Whistle Test. It is from the album The Táin (1973), based on the mythological cycle. The annotated lyrics are here. The Horslips originated in Dublin and are widely […]

Irish Fiction Fridays – Seamus Heaney reading Beowulf

Welcome to another edition of Irish Fiction Fridays! Today we have something a little different for you. Please enjoy Seamus Heaney reading the classic Beowulf. Heaney was born near Castledawson and Toomebridge, Northern Ireland on April 13, 1939. He was an Irish poet, playwright, and translator and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. […]

Irish Fiction Fridays: Sheridan Le Fenu: In a Glass Darkly

Welcome to a Friday the 13th edition of Irish Fiction Fridays. We’ve featured Le Fenu before, but today we will visit more of his Gothic horror stories in honor of the day! In a Glass Darkly Volume one features three stories: “Green Tea,” “The Familiar,” and “Mr Justice Harbottle.” They were first published in 1872, […]