Slán Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin

It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Dr. Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin, Senior Lecturer of Early Irish (Sean-Ghaeilge), at the Centre for Irish Cultural Heritage at Maynooth University. Obituaries and remembrances are too formal a way to encapsulate the energies of the person who has passed away. What we may say [...]

A Turn at Tara , August 28th 2011.

  FEIS TEAMHRA: A TURN AT TARA  "The fourth annual Feis Teamhra: A Turn at Tara, which features readings and performances by internationally recognized Irish writers and musicians, will be held between 3 and 5 o'clock on Sunday August 28 2011 on the Hill of Tara itself. Those taking part this year are Aidan Brennan, Peter Fallon, Laoise [...]

“Wraiths III, White Nights” by Seamus Heaney.

Wraiths III.  White Nights   Furrow-plodders in spats and bright-clasped brogues Are cradling bags and hoisting beribboned drones As their skilled neck-pullers' fingers force the chanters   And the whole band starts rehearsing Its stupendous, swaggering march Inside the hall. Meanwhile   One twilight field and summer hedge away We wait for the learner who [...]