Monthly Archives: February 2013

William Orpen 1878 -1931

The Wash House 1905

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Hold On

Sometimes when life’s problems Are too much to bear I lift up my head And I know He is there And just at that moment When everything seems wrong He steps forth to meet me To guide me along He … Continue reading

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Ulysses by James Joyce

James Joyce reading an excerpt from the Aeolus episode. Recorded in 1924. Mr Chairman, ladies and gentlemen: Great was my admiration in listening to the remarks addressed to the youth of Ireland a moment since by my learned friend. It … Continue reading

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Ode To Ireland

They were times of progression Now this terrible recession A country deep in depression Yearning to vent its pent-up aggression They want a revolution Against those who made a contribution To the economic dissolution Of which they can find no … Continue reading

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On Raglan Road by Patrick Kavanagh

This poem was first published in 1946 with the title “Dark Haired Miriam Ran Away” It refers to a girlfriend but she wasn’t called Miriam. The poem’s now much better known as a song called “On Raglan Road.” On Raglan … Continue reading

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Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot, perhaps the most famous play of the brilliant and unique Samuel Beckett, follows a pair of men who divert themselves while waiting expectantly for someone named Godot to arrive. They claim he’s an acquaintance but in fact … Continue reading

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