Category Archives: Art & Culture

WE SHALL NEVER CONQUER IRELAND WHILE THE BARDS ARE THERE

Being Irish gives you a head start in life: unlike their neighbours Ireland’s martial exploits are camouflaged or deemed to be glorious as in the Wild Geese. The Irish don’t seem to have enemies or rivals and they’re liked wherever in the world they go. Flashing one’s Irish passport opens doors and minds that remain closed for lesser beings.

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THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS POET

Michael Walsh might be better known as a novelist and poet had his life not been interrupted by the needs of nationalism.  Born into a radicalised family of writers and achievers the lyricist and journalist penned his first collectible poem at 24-years of age. Inspired by rural tranquillity Morning was followed by over 800 elegies, sonnets, and poems.
Were these poems the scribbling of a self-indulgent fantasist worthy only of self-praise? Hardly, in 2000 Michael Walsh was arguably Britain’s most popular contemporary poet.

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FAIRY TALE GOES BADLY WRONG

A department store’s politically correct Christmas advert has badly backfired. The promotion by Debenhams, which owns 178 department stores, was based on the story of Cinderella; what could possibly go wrong. Plenty it seems. In November 2017, the retailer released their Christmas advert.
Narrated by actor Ewan McGregor the promotion took inspiration from the fairy tale story of Cinderella.

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