Bloomsday, though internationally famous today, has some surprising origins.
James Joyce explored many facets of the human experience and he wanted to represent the minutiae of everyday Dublin life.
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.
Our novel, Verano del 69, takes a look at a little-known but amazing episode in Madrid’s history involving Seamus Heaney.
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 presence of Irish businessmen in the graveyard of the Basilica de San Francisco El Grande is interesting.
It took until 1629 for an Irish College to be founded in Madrid.
Naked, afraid, alone. Captain Francisco de Cuéllar found himself on an Irish beach one Autumn morning…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Laurence Carroll, the West’s first-ever Buddhist, was Irish. I discovered this while ghostwriting a book on the first Europeans to explore Tibet. Now, considering this is a top-secret project, I cannot divulge […]