A Struggle for Fame by Charlotte Riddell

After the death of her mother and the loss of her family’s fortune, it falls to young Glen Westley to do what she can for herself and her ailing father. Determined to make her own way in the world, she moves from the West of Ireland to London and works tirelessly to succeed as a novelist, despite the limitations her sex and nationality represent. Having struggled … Continue reading A Struggle for Fame by Charlotte Riddell

Easter 1916: Is Cuimhin Linn – We Remember

Today Ireland will remember and commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, the moment when Ireland declared itself a republic. It is the effectively the Irish equivalent of “The shot heard around the world“, the spark which would begin our War of Independence, when after many, many failed attempts as a nation we would once again to seek to end 800 years of English occupation and colonial rule. The Easter Rising … Continue reading Easter 1916: Is Cuimhin Linn – We Remember