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.
An Irishman’s Philosophy of Teaching in Madrid
Take a well-known airline brand, well-attired air hostesses, confident and famous footballers, and mix them together. The result is a clever and inspired promotional video.
What’s In A Name?
If you stand in any classroom in Madrid, and possibly Spain, a strange thing is happening.
Talking Terraces: The Best 3 Spots in Madrid
The terrace culture is Madrid.
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.
Satori Identity Explorer/What I learned about travelling from Jack Kerouac
Satori identity. This was an alien concept to me, until I came across Kerouac. Jack Kerouac’s book Satori in Paris is a tangled mess of ideas, references and internalized in-jokes, which is to […]
Satori: Identity Explorer/What I learned about travelling from Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac’s book Satori in Paris is a tangled mess of ideas, references and internalized in-jokes, which is to say, in-jokes he shares with himself, rather than with a drinking buddy or cabal of […]
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
Lavapiés Stories: Home to You and Me
I’ve lost count of the number of times I have seen someone piss on a car in Lavapiés, but it’s another yarn in a list of Lavapiés stories. This wash feet barrio […]