La Laguna is an extraordinary place. As the tram ascends from Santa Cruz, the endless ensemble of low industrial buildings does little to prepare you for what is to be found at […]
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Historias que resuenan en Santiago de Compostela.
An Evening With Joyce: Celebrate With Us
Join us on October 20 at 7pm at Crazy Mary Librería (c/Echegaray, 32) and say you went to the first edition of a future classic in the Madrid scene.
Beard History: a gift of nature from Ireland to India
A beard history can include many episodes, including one of my brother’s most baffling moments in life, judging from how vividly he remembers and recounts the story. It happened when he was […]
Oaths of a Strange Language: Translating Riders to the Sea into Spanish
A little known play set in a far flung corner of Ireland had a profound effect on my senses and on my relationship with my interior and exterior worlds.
Spoken, Loved, Unwritten: The Strange Evolution of the Basque Language
The Basque language remained unwritten for 1,000 years. Find out why.
Outer & Inner worlds: The Irishman and Spaniard who invented the Submarine
An Irishman and a Spanish man, in very different yet comparable circumstances, both invented something revolutionary. This is the story of the Irishman and Spaniard who invented the submarine.
Double-Justified: Gaeilge & Self-Realization
Many years ago, I was asked a make or break question at the end of an interview. It was for what was to be my first language teaching job.
Summer 1969: Seamus Heaney in Madrid
It was by pressing hard against a pen, and not guitar strings, that his fingers bled.
Words Perched on Branches: The Language of Beauty
There are as many languages in the world as visions of the realities we live in.
Harpists in Fraiser & Popular Culture
The harp would appear to be an instrument embodied with heavenly powers. And we can find harpists in Fraiser and general culture..
The Harp: Instrument of Emotions
The harp would appear to be an instrument embodied with heavenly powers.