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Monthly Archives: May, 2011

Imagine Ireland – Without The Irish?

The last week has seen a round of PR hullabaloo and government press spinning to publicise Imagine Ireland, a government-backed initiate from those happy folks at state quango Culture Ireland, … Continue reading

May 30, 2011

The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies

  An edited version of my review of historian Alan Taylor’s ‘The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies’, an excellent account of the War … Continue reading

May 30, 2011

An Traoi – Troy

If you, like me, are fascinated (obsessed?) with the ancient Greek story of many-towered Ilium represented by the epic poems of the Iliad and the Odyssey, then you’ll undoubtedly be interested in the whole … Continue reading

May 29, 2011

The Celtic Origin Revised: the Atlantic View and the Nordwestblock Blues (via Rokus Blog)

An excellent overview of the new (and increasingly popular) ‘Celtic From The West Theory’, albeit with the focus mainly on the Low Countries. In short, the new paradigm argues that … Continue reading

May 28, 2011

Ready For Some Culture?

Being something of a Pan-Celtic Nationalist (and Pan-Gaelic in particular) I like to keep a close eye on my fellow sea-divided Gaels. So I regularly peruse the main Scottish blogsites (I rarely … Continue reading

May 28, 2011

Irish Ireland Meets English Ireland – In The Eurospar

As those of you who know me are aware I’m what one might call a militant Gael. I see myself as part of a community of Irish-speakers, diverse in origins, … Continue reading

May 28, 2011 · 20 Comments

Irish comic Róisín Dubh

Interview with Irish writer Maura McHugh, author of the Róisín Dubh comic, over at Bad Reputation…

May 26, 2011

Barbarella… The ’60s Meet Sci-Fi – And Jane Fonda!

Jane Fonda stripping in Zero-G? Reviewing ‘Barbarella’ on Prog464.com!

May 25, 2011

If Irish Is Good Enough For Presidents And Queens?

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced nearly €800,000 in radio funding grants: €702,900 to English language programming, €16,000 to Irish language programming (€77,500 to bilingual). Apparently foreign presidents and … Continue reading

May 25, 2011

Self-Defence Is No Offence…

As a sizeable part of the Irish people continues to mull over the recent speech by the British head of state in Dublin Castle, where she is widely regarded as … Continue reading

May 20, 2011

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word…

The British head of state gives the Irish people an apology for Britain’s actions in Ireland. Well, sort of… More here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/18/queen-ireland-apology-britains-actions

May 19, 2011

The British Head Of State Honours Ireland’s Fenian Dead…

Whatever else may happen, surely the main image to emerge from the controversy of the last few days is that of the British Head of State laying a wreath and bowing her head to … Continue reading

May 18, 2011

No Flag Here…

Has the Irish Government made it a Public Order Offence under Section 21 to carry or publicly display the National Flag for the duration of the visit of the British head of state? Watch this video.

May 18, 2011

The DUP Becomes An All-Ireland Party… Err, Sort Of!

It had to happen eventually, a chairde. More here: http://www.dup.ie/ Just don’t ask about Question (6)! ‘6)  Did’nt the British cause our problems in the first place by conquering Ireland and eventual … Continue reading

May 16, 2011

Slice Of Sci-Fi

This weekend the Books section of the British Guardian newspaper is devoted to all things Science-Fiction, so pop over for a look. An introduction by Iain M. Banks, reviews of the works of Gene … Continue reading

May 15, 2011

Back To The Future? Armed British Police On The Streets Of Dublin?

News today that 120 heavily armed British police officers from London’s Metropolitan Police force will be patrolling the streets of Dublin during the visit by the British head of state alongside (mainly unarmed) members of An Garda Síochana. … Continue reading

May 15, 2011

British Terrorists To Visit Dublin – This Time Minus The Bombs And Guns!

Unbelievable news today from journalist Eamonn Mallie: ‘The UDA’s five brigadiers and 4/5 representatives of their respective districts have been extended invitations to a wreath laying ceremony by Queen Elizabeth at Islandbridge … Continue reading

May 15, 2011

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Is mise an Sionnach Fionn!

May 5, 2011

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