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 […]
A Potted History of Bloomsday
Bloomsday, though internationally famous today, has some surprising origins.
The Joyce Miscellany: Sport, Food & Emigration
James Joyce explored many facets of the human experience and he wanted to represent the minutiae of everyday Dublin life.
The Incredible Story of Joyce & Dancing
For me, I always imagine Joyce’s spectacles. And a hat. Next, in this subliminal carousel of images and influences, is Nora, walking, passionate letters and the European continent. So, imagine my surprise when dancing – dancing! – entered the mix.
Verano del 69 – A Novel
Our novel, Verano del 69, takes a look at a little-known but amazing episode in Madrid’s history involving Seamus Heaney.
Fadó, Fadó: A Celebration of Irishness
We have brought together the best of Irish and Spanish culture, with a mix if India, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a lock-down variety show.
The Rich Story of Irish Entrepreneurs in Madrid
The presence of Irish businessmen in the graveyard of the Basilica de San Francisco El Grande is interesting.
The History of the Irish College in Madrid
It took until 1629 for an Irish College to be founded in Madrid.
Shipwrecked: Francisco de Cuéllar’s Irish Escape
Naked, afraid, alone. Captain Francisco de Cuéllar found himself on an Irish beach one Autumn morning…
Digging Up Red Hugh O’Donnell, An Irish Exile
Digging up Red Hugh O’Donnell is an incredible story. The body of this handsome earl was lost when he died in Spain in September 1602. This Irish exile, previously of Donegal, had […]
Historia de las Fake News y de los Rumores que Cambiaron el Mundo (¡Nuestro Libro!)
En 2019, escribimos un libro. Mezcla de historia y política, trata de las noticias falsas y los rumores que han cambiado el mundo. Por si el título al completo, exclamación incluida, no […]
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 […]