Monthly Archives: December 2010

16th-century Irish Storyteller

This satirical anti-Irish, anti-Catholic woodcut is frequently reproduced as a serious depiction of an Irish feast. The standing man labeled “B” is usually described as the poet, who is directing the reachaire/reciter/bard (D) in the performance of one of his … Continue reading

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Fionn mac Cumhaill and the Wax Museum

I live just up the street and around the corner from the Black Church and came across Fionn on my way home on 19 June 2005. I asked him what brought him to Dublin, and he said he wanted to … Continue reading

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The Black Church, Dublin

The poet Austin Clarke (1896-1974) grew up on Mountjoy Street near Parnell Square on the north side of Dublin a few houses away from the Black Church, which forms an island in the middle of the broad St Mary’s Place. … Continue reading

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Spanish and Basque Legends – Spanish radio interview

This is a 15-minute interview I had about Spanish and Basque Legends on Talk Radio Europe, broadcasting in the south of Spain in English, on 14 December 2010. Talk Radio Europe interview

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