I’ve lost count of the number of times I have seen someone piss on a car in Lavapiés. This wash feet barrio does exactly that; uncharacteristic raindrops, characteristic pissing from homeless people, […]
Words Perched on Branches: The Language of Beauty
There are as many languages in the world as visions of the realities we live in.
Take a bow Damien Duff: Beating the Spanish
Take a bow, Damien Duff. Damien Duff has been a lot of things: Irish flair player and captain, a title winner with Chelsea, a losing Europa League finalist with Fulham, a local […]
How Damien Duff Terrorized the Spanish
Damien Duff has been a lot of things: Irish flair player and captain, a title winner with Chelsea, a losing Europa League finalist with Fulham, a local hero with Shamrock Rovers, underage […]
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
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
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 […]
On Track – A Short Story
Then we raised a glass to JFK and a thousand more besides When I got back to my empty room I suppose I must have cried
‘Turn’ – A Poem about Emigration
Poetry is the art of the in-between, that space between places and identities. For me, that place is that pocket of knowing between Ireland and Spain, of home and home.
Ireland & Spain in Myth
My journey into our shared past began with a poem.
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..