Assisted Irish Migrants to New South Wales in the 19th century; Why Do You Write in Irish?; The Magic of DNA: two stories; Ghosts of Irish Australia, Martin Cunningham.; Poems by Breda Joyce; From The Papers; Irish Heritage Trail in the West; New Irish Fiction; Bernadette Thakur Award-Winning Book;

Assisted Irish Migrants to New South Wales in the 19th century

Aug 10, 2021 09:50 am
Was the period between 1840 and 1869 the one when the influence of the Irish, at least, numerically, was strongest in colonial Australia? How do we account for the fluctuations? Continue reading

Why Do You Write in Irish?

Aug 10, 2021 09:45 am
The world seemed clear. The questions started later in life or when we went to the cities and were asked to convert and change our language to English, sometimes politely sometimes not so much. We got used to the requests, ‘can you please say that in English?’ or the statements ‘We speak English in here’ or ‘I’m afraid we don’t speak that language here’. Continue reading

The Magic of DNA: two stories

Aug 10, 2021 09:40 am
It was deeply emotional for me to be able to tell Judy the name of her father, something she had longed for all her life. I emailed a photograph, not being able to imagine the emotion of seeing a photograph of your father for the very first time. Continue reading

Ghosts of Irish Australia, Martin Cunningham.

Aug 10, 2021 09:35 am
Most of my descendants moved to Western Australia, to farm and prospect for gold. Continue reading

Poems by Breda Joyce

Aug 10, 2021 09:25 am
'In the laundry room, you unspooled your story to the others...' Continue reading

From The Papers

Aug 10, 2021 09:20 am
The Olympics and Ireland get two gold medals. Continue reading

Irish Heritage Trail in the West

Aug 10, 2021 09:15 am
Its interactive map at is a wonderful achievement and is a boon for locals and for travellers to Perth. Continue reading

New Irish Fiction

Aug 10, 2021 09:10 am
New Irish books and many genres Continue reading

Bernadette Thakur Award-Winning Book

Aug 10, 2021 09:05 am
While there is good storytelling throughout the book, in relating the story of the Hayes family, the author showed real strength and artistry with the storytelling from her research. Continue reading

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