Archive for July 6th, 2018

Weekly Comment:
The Boyne and Aughrim

How the Battle of the Boyne, celebrated annually on July 12 in Northern Ireland by Ulster loyalist marching bands, and the Battle of Aughrim changed Ireland’s religious and political infrastructure so much that we still see its effects nearly 330 years later. ℘℘℘ On July 1, 1690, in Oldbridge, County Meath, the Battle of theRead more..

Cyprus Avenue’s Stroll Off-Broadway

David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue opened for its debut in North America at the Public Theater in New York City on June 25th. Starring Stephen Rea, the play is a discomfiting cross between cathartic and alienating, summoning painful notes of recognition along with a worrisome awareness that everything in this world is just slightly, tragically, off-kilter.Read more..