Halloween and fall celebrations are in full swing all around America. Today, I have a little treat for all who are interested in Celtic history and the Irish origins of Halloween. I’m delighted to introduce you to a documentary film all about “Spiorad na Samhna” (phonetically pronounced as “spir-id nah sow-nah”, with “sow” said as […]
Watching Irish movies is a great way to explore your Irish heritage or to learn more about the land and culture before visiting the Emerald Isle.
When I was a little girl in Ireland I loved making daisy chains, just like many generations of little Irish girls before and after me. But why, you may ask, am I day dreaming about daisy chains in the middle of winter? Image Credit Well, this week I watched a beautiful short film, called The […]
Stories From The Famine is a trilogy of feature films created by Krown Films. Written and directed by Alan Brown, a London based film maker and jazz musician, these tales are based on true stories from Ireland’s famine era. I’m delighted to introduce the first two films in the series to you today. Filming […]
Have you read James Joyce’s classic book Ulysses? Let me confess I have not. Although I was born and raised in Dublin, the very city in which this epic tale is set, I have not delved into its intelligently humorous pages. I do own a copy. I stare at the cover on many an occasion, […]
All this talk about Netflix over the past few days, caused me to reminisce about now-near-extinct, video stores of bygone years. No matter how much my husband advised me to curb my urge to chat with those ever-so-cool, video, check-out guys, I could never hold my tongue. I inevitably asked silly questions, as I handed […]