Monthly Archives: August 2016

Jack B. Yeats

Communicating with Prisoners, c. 1924 “Some day I will be remembered as the father of a great poet, and the poet is Jack.” —John B. Yeats Jack B. Yeats was born 29 August 1871 in London. He was the youngest … Continue reading

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Across the Room and Into the Fire, Pt. 2

There would be no going up into the attic on the first night in our grandparent’s home. For one, they slept one bedroom down the hall from where we were sleeping, and we were certain to be discovered. More importantly, … Continue reading

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A chained library Full of half-bound heresies… Yearning for freedom.

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Across the Room and Into the Fire, Pt. 1

  This is a love story that has no end.   When I was very young, my family didn’t have much in the way of money. By way  of illustration, here is an early memory— I was crossing the street … Continue reading

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The Song She Wrote for Herself

                You built a tower seven stories high With a dungeon seven miles deep Never has the sunlight troubled your eyes Nor the moonlight troubled your sleep.   Your rooms are filled with … Continue reading

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An Elephant in the Gallery

Originally posted on Scéalta Ealaíne:
“Just Girls and Boys”,  40 paintings by Kelly Ratchford in memory of the 40 children who were killed during the Easter Rising Odd, wouldn’t you say, that there are very few art exhibitions…

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free walks Dublin Fest of History, Sept.

Originally posted on Arran Q Henderson:
Dublin Decoded are proud to partner Dublin City public libraries and their superb annual two week-long event, the Dublin Festival of History (DFoH) which takes place 23rd September to 08 October this year. Many…

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Roger Casement

The 3rd of August will mark the centenary of the death of Roger Casement, last of the leaders of the Easter Rising to be executed. Born in Sandycove, Co. Dublin in 1864 to an Anglo-Irish family, Casement was largely raised … Continue reading

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