We were told in no uncertain terms, by females present, that reducing an iconic character like ‘Gloriana’ to an offstage voice, was unlikely to prove popular! Continue reading Censorship in the Time of Shakespeare.
a readable combination of genealogy and history, that everyone with an interest in Irish history, County Kerry or County Laois ought to have on his or her book shelf. Continue reading Exodus and Exile: The Seven Septs of Laois in County Kerry.
I can see lots of material here for another novel rooted in Irish history. ‘The Planter’s Wife’ suggests itself as an obvious title, but I have a great deal of reading and research to do before I commence writing. Continue reading Elizabeth Palmer: The Planter’s Wife?
The descendent of a man who built his home from the ruins of a Roman Catholic religious house was instrumental in the expansion of another branch of Russian Orthodox Christianity in Ireland. Continue reading The Pale, a Musical Picnic, a Pigsty and the Complex History of Religion in Ireland.