Category Archives: The Arts

“No Worst There Is None”: Gerard Manley Hopkins @ the Dublin Writers’ Festival 2013

In 1884, the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) became Professor of Classics at what was then the brand-new University College, Dublin. UCD was then in transition from the old Catholic University.  Its management had been passed to the Jesuits, … Continue reading

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10th Annual Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI)

The 10th Annual Conference of AEDEI, the Spanish Association for Irish Studies, was hosted by the University of Oviedo this year.  When did academic conferences become so friendly?  I don’t think I’ve ever been with a group of people so … Continue reading

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Where the Shoe Pinches

Last night I went to a rehearsed reading of Where the Shoe Pinches by John Mc Clelland, directed by Conall Morrison (Theatre Artist in Residence) @ the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire. Introducing the reading, Conall Morrison described Where the … Continue reading

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‘Modern Ireland has Nothing to Inspire Modern Writers’

The Irish Writers’ Centre hosted a panel discussion (2nd February) on how the current economic climate is affecting modern Irish writing. Chaired by poet Michael O’ Loughlin, the panel consisted of Nadine O’Regan, books and arts editor of theSunday Business Post; Sean … Continue reading

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