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.
The Troublesome Irish Refugees in Spain
This is the story of the troublesome Irish Refugees in Spain. Immigration and refugees are two interlinked concepts that seem unmistakably modern.
The Troublesome Irish in Spain
Immigration and refugees are two interlinked concepts that seem unmistakably modern.
The Irish Students Who Brought Football to Northern Spain
With thanks to Jose Miguel Morales; without his help, this article wouldn’t have been possible.
Summer 1969: Seamus Heaney in Madrid
It was by pressing hard against a pen, and not guitar strings, that his fingers bled.
Surreal Ideas & Irish Stories in Madrid
It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy… let’s go exploring! Calvin & Hobbes
Words Perched on Branches: The Language of Beauty
There are as many languages in the world as visions of the realities we live in.
Madrid’s Exotic Tea Secrets
I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from the Underground
Madrid’s Strange Tea Secrets
To drink in Madrid’s strange tea secrets, let’s start with a quote: I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from the Underground
3 Alternative Ways to Learn About Irish Soldiers and the Spanish Civil War
Irish soldiers and the Spanish Civil War are deeply connected.
From Anfield to the Atotxa: A Look at John Aldridge’s Time at Real Sociedad
Liam Brady, Ian Harte, and Kevin Doyle share a bond of nationality and trade: they are all Irish and they were all professional footballers who played ‘abroad’, which is to say in […]
Ireland & Spain in Myth
My journey into our shared past began with a poem.