I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

Alan Titley

The Chancer Debagged

Frank McCourt’s Limerick: a place where the sun never shone

Grá Don Domhain

Love of place, love of nature, love of life: the poet Cathal Ó Searcaigh

What The People Thought

One will have a very impoverished and distorted view of the history of ‘the long eighteenth century’ if one relies on official documents, ignoring the poetry, songs and compositions of ordinary people, chiefly in the Irish language, which was often the only language of the majority.