Poetry

“Poetry has been at the core of the visionary experience from earliest times, creating the bridge of metaphor between daily life and the experiences that flow out of the Otherworld. The Celtic poet was much more than a versifier: he

Romance

“My dear, I write to you because I am thinking of you. As I sit by the fire I seem to see you like a star in a dark sky – my star, that one which I must follow. No

Wild Ireland

“The otter is top of the river food chain and are only present in oxygen-rich waters. If otters are present in a river, it is a sign that the whole food chain is there to support them. This is proof

Waiting for Godot & Theatre of the Absurd

Waiting for Godot & Theatre of the Absurd

Theatre of the Absurd aims to present a view of the absurdity of the human condition. It does away with the concepts of drama, chronological plot, logical language, themes, and recognizable settings and creates a vision that is non-realistic and...

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Favourite Quotes

There are some ... on whom divine favour has bestowed the gift of contemplating, clearly and very distinctly, with scope of mind miraculously enlarged, in one and the same moment, as though under one ray of the sun, ever the whole circle of the whole earth, with the ocean and sky about it.

St Adomnan, Vita Columbae

There was a tall man sitting next to me, and he dressed in grey, and after the mass I asked him where he came from. ‘From Tir-na-nOg,’ says he. And where is that?’ I asked him. ‘It’s not far from you,’ he said; ‘it’s near the place where you live.’

Lady Augusta Gregory, Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland

W B Yeats

W B Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for his poetry, “ which gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation”. He emphasised that the award was intended to honour Irish literature, rather than himself as an individual.