When my fiancé and I decided to leave Nottingham in 2017 and come back to Ireland, I thought of how wonderful it would be to be back home, despite not actually returning to our home city of Dublin. Cork is three hours away by bus or train, and about two and a half hours by … Continue reading Finding Time for Myself
In between travel and getting engaged(!) I've found time to announce the three projects I'll be working on for the rest of this year.
Visiting Scotland for the Edinburgh Gaelic Festival was a literary reawakening of sorts, with plans to come.
EILE’s Founder and Editor-at-Large, Scott De Buitléir, writes from San Francisco, where a trip to the popular Castro District revealed a deep-rooted and valuable history lesson worth cherishing.
The Californian Sun shone brightly upon the colourful streets of Castro as my partner and I walked along Market Street towards the famous gay neighbourhood.
Truth be told, I knew little about San Francisco before I arrived there as part of our annual two-week ‘big holiday’, where we’d usually spend a week each in two different locations. The previous week was spent in British Columbia; exploring beautiful Vancouver and spending Canadian Thanksgiving with my father’s cousins in Victoria, the province’s capital on Vancouver Island. For San Francisco, I knew little more than about Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, and Castro; the world-renowned gay village that was once home to Harvey Milk.
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I'll be reading poetry at the Edinburgh Gaelic Festival on November 10 with Marcas Mac an Tuairneir.
Nobility is neither a distant claim to a castle, nor an old-fashioned trait of society. It is, instead, the ability within us all to act with grace, tolerance, and a warm heart. It is in knowing such actions, however small, may inspire another to do good. That power to inspire is more powerful than any … Continue reading On Nobility
If you’re bothered enough to read this written form of my internal dilemma, continue if you dare.