Deirdre’s Diary

Coosheen’s Forgotten Seanchai & Son

Coosheen’s Forgotten Seanchai & Son

Forget Google Maps.  Today we are off the grid in West Clare.  On the Doonbeg road 2km North of well known ‘Victorian seaside resort’ Kilkee. The road-sign on a bare, ascending left turn announces “L2024”.  L2024?  You’d never guess that just over the brow of this...

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Work-in-Progress: Mother Tongue

Work-in-Progress: Mother Tongue

  Listen back to the RTE Sunday Miscellany Live podcast, featuring my story "True North" in a great line-up of contributors also featuring some of Ireland's most outstandng musicians (including a new composition by Martin Tourish called "True North"!) here:...

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Speaking about Lucia Joyce, Dancer, on BBC Front Row

In anticipation of Bloomsday and the Trieste Joyce School, where I am presenting a lecture entitled "Lucia Joyce, Dancer: Method in her 'Madness'?", I was delighted to speak about this extraordinary and important, but alas overlooked Irish Modern Dancer on BBC Front...

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“Introducing Erin O’Brady” at University of Limerick

There will be a free public screening of my TG4 Splanc film Dance Emergency, followed by a public talk “Introducing Erin O’Brady”, in Room B1005 in UL’s Main Building on Thursday April 19th at 3pm.   My talk afterwards should be about half an hour with plenty of...

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HNY: End of year round-up & glance ahead to 2018…

Happy New Year!  As 2018 dawns, complete with its day one Wolf Super Moon to kick us into its oncoming action, I am just going to take a moment to recap on the year that was. First of all, it was an extremely tough year for me and my family with the loss of my dear...

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