FEATURED AUTHORS

Featured Authors

‘He must picture saint or hero, or hillside, as he sees them, not as he is expected to see them, and he must comfort himself, when others cry out against what he has seen, by remembering that no two men are alike, and that there is no “excellent beauty without strangeness.”’

— Ireland and the Arts

‘It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.’

— The Dead, Dubliners

‘“A Shéadna,” arsa ’n sagart, “ceapaim go dtuigim an sgeul fé dheire. Tuigtear ad’ aigne dhuit go ndéanfá éagcóir ar Mháire Ghearra, dá bpósfá í. Táir ag diúltadh do’n éagcóir sin ar son an chirt. Táir ag gabháil de chosaibh ad’ chroídhe féin ar son an tSlánuightheóra—”’

— Séadna

— Ireland and the Arts

— The Dead, Dubliners

— Séadna

LATEST POSTS

LATEST TEXTS

Shaun O’Dwyer Aglanna

Thanks to the posters of Mudcat for sourcing this work. From Werner’s Readings and Recitations, Vol. 44. After Aughrim’s great disaster,When our foe, in sooth, was master,It was you that first ...

More

Canon Patrick Augustine Sheehan

Patrick Augustine Sheehan (1852—1913) was a Catholic priest, author and political activist. Born on St Patrick’s Day, 1852, Co. Cork. He attended St. Colman’s and afterwards passed through ‘the sphinx-guarded gates’, ...

More

An Bhratach Gheal-Realtach

An Gaodhal, Deireadh Fómhair, 1900. [Cúmtha air d-túis I Saics-bhéarla ag Francis Scott Key, ar maidin an cheathramhadh lae dhéag de Mhitheamh-an-Fhóghmhair in san m-bliadhain 1812, an fhaid do bhí ...

More

The Turning of the Tide

From An Claidheamh Soluis, September 16, 1899. The following is the text of a lecture delivered on September 6th to the Central Branch of the Gaelic League in Dublin. The ...

More

Fr. Peter Yorke

Fr. Peter Yorke (1864-1925) was an Irish priest, journalist, republican and Labour activist, originally born in Galway, but had emigrated to the United States to serve in the Archdiocese of ...

More

Orange and Green

Extracts from a lecture delivered in Omagh, County Tyrone, republished in the Freeman’s Journal, September 8, 1917. By way of preface, I am bound to acknowledge that there is a ...

More

Bartholomew Teeling

Bartholomew Teeling (1774-1798) was an Irish military officer who fought in the Rebellion of 1798. Born to a wealthy Catholic family in Lisburn, County Antrim, Teeling and his younger brother ...

More