It’s going to be a hot Irish summer at the movies, from the art houses to the popcorn blockbusters. Furthermore, an exciting fall is looming on the horizon, particularly with the October release of Veronica Guerin, the movie starring Cate Blanchett, based on the life and gruesome death of the crusading Dublin journalist after whomRead more..
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Irish writer/producer Steven Benedict shared first place at the Beverly Hills Film Festival for his short film The Last. The movie stars David Kelly, famous for his role in Waking Ned Divine, as a shoemaker facing eviction as he finishes his last pair of shoes. Shot in Wicklow, the film also won Best Irish Short Film atRead more..
If you happen to have a neighbor, or even a friend, who has recently returned from a visit to the ould sod and, after a couple of drops of the crathur’, they start babblin’ on about strange sightings in counties Mayo and Galway, take a good pinch of salt and, please, be patient, all willRead more..
For many years, the conventional wisdom about Nora Barnacle, James Joyce’s longtime companion and eventually his wife, was that she was an ignorant but “country cute” peasant from Galway with an unaccountable hold on the great writer, whose work she disdained. How could Joyce have lived all those years with a woman who refused toRead more..