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Ireland in Five Easy Pieces III: Revolution, Partition and Independence

This third piece in the series is a complicated one but it concerns a tremendously exciting, romantic, tragic and formative period.  In covering the ideological roots of Irish republicanism and unionism, I have to detour you back before the Great Famine and then rejoin the process that created not just independent Ireland but Northern Ireland. 2,181 more words



“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”

—James Joyce

Caron Vikre

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some of my favorite Irish authors and their works!

Paul Murray – Skippy Dies

Skippy Dies is one of my all-time favorite books.   250 more words


Let's Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Some Dead Irish Writers

Augusta, Lady Gregory

Bram Stoker

Elizabeth Bowen

George Augustus Moore

John Millington Synge

Jane Wilde (“Speranza”)

James Joyce

Iris Murdoch

George Bernard Shaw

Jonathan Swift… 21 more words


Celebrating Irish Literature

Yesterday, there was an event held on campus. Now, this event was one that I wasn’t going to, but at the last minute, my professor begged the class to go. 490 more words


The Secret Place by Tana French

Tana French’s debut novel In the Woods was one of the best books I read last year. I don’t normally seek out murder mysteries so didn’t have much to compare it to within the genre, but wowza. 845 more words


When Irish Eyes are Reading

St. Patrick’s Day has always been an irritating holiday. Suddenly, everyone is claiming Irish ancestry and with it, an excuse to act like an ass. Where I grew up (South Florida) and where I live now (Boston area), there are A LOT of Irish families—hence my personal oversaturation. 652 more words