keywords: Limerick

  • RELIGION

    'Jesuit' James Joyce's Church challenge

    • Philip Harvey
    • 13 June 2012
    24 Comments

    One character sings a risqué satire called 'The Ballad of Joking Jesus'. Another wanders into a church and misinterprets the liturgy to comic effect. The puritanical Catholic hierarchy were offended, but Joyce's seemingly anti-religious novels would not exist in their final form were it not for his Jesuit education.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Irish radical Jesuit's life down under

    • Val Noone
    • 04 September 2009
    7 Comments

    At the height of Willam Hackett's republican involvements, the Jesuit provincial offered him a choice of silence or appointment to Australia. Through a combination of personal memoir and public history, Brenda Niall unravels the riddles of Hackett's life.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Forgiving Frank McCourt

    • Frank O'Shea
    • 22 July 2009
    4 Comments

    For a while there, McCourt was 'mick of the moment', except in his native Limerick where they wanted to strangle him. Teacher Man, his best book, captures what it is to be the lonely figure with only cunning and a stick of chalk to protect you.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Living in a poem is rent free

    • Heidi Ross and Margaret McCarthy
    • 20 May 2008
    8 Comments

    It's hard to make things rhyme.. When you're running short of time.. But you try to relax.. Cut the TV, phone and fax.. Play your favourite instrumental, light a taper.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The joker in the pack—top ten limericks

    • Judges Philip Harvey, James Massola and Andrew Hamilton
    • 23 December 2006
    8 Comments

    In a cage in Guantanamo bay / David Hicks sees his life slip away... The top ten entries in Eureka Street's limerick competition.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Teacher Man

    • Ralph Carolan
    • 29 May 2006

    Ralph Carolan reviews Frank McCourt's Teacher Man, and finds that the life of a teacher can be a sometimes solitary, sometimes Sisyphean, and sometimes satisfying job.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Searching for Borrisnoe

    • Peter Hamilton
    • 21 April 2006
    1 Comment

    It’s a long way to Tipperary from New York, via Victoria, and once there it’s not so easy to trace your grandmother’s footsteps

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