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

You by Nuala Ní Chonchúir

Set against the semi-urban backdrop of the River Liffey in 1980, this novel about a 10-year-old girl who lives with her separated mother and two brothers unfolds through the narrator’s observations and interactions, and her naive interpretations of adult conversations and behaviour. You is the debut novel by Nuala Ní Chonchúir (sometimes published as Nuala O’Conor outside Ireland). She rose to major prominence last year with … Continue reading You by Nuala Ní Chonchúir