Monthly Archives: January 2013

“Ever tried. Ev…

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

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Angela’s Ashes – From the Pulitzer Prize Winning Memoir By Frank McCourt

“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, … Continue reading

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The Leaving

And the shamrock still Will grow on the hill In that little green land Surrounded by sand They know they must leave No hope of reprieve Weary and pained Not much to be gained They say goodbye And their hearts … Continue reading

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“A man who know…

“A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” [Answering the question, what is a cynic?] – Oscar Wilde

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Just Saying

Short film by young Dublin film-maker Dave Tynan about the ambivalent nature of “home” particularly in these difficult economic times. “I’m just saying, you might get sick of it all but you might miss it too and there’s 10 good … Continue reading

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“Life does not …

“Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.” – George Bernard Shaw

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde – Read by Niall Toibin

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“Being Irish, h…

“Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” – William Butler Yeats

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Kentish Town Waltz – Imelda May

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