A Publication of the Australian Irish Heritage Association
Volume 6 Number 4
A short commentary on the issue of Remembrance Day for the 50,000 Irish killed in World War 1, but who could not have a memorial in their native land
Ceremony at Mesen
Commemoration at Belgian village of Mesen near Ypres, of the Irish who served in WW1. A round tower reconstructed from stones from the former Mullingar workhouse was unveiled by President McAleese
Commemoration For Irish War Dead
Andy Pollack gives a brief summary of the inauguration of the memorial peace park at Messines (France)
Nightingales And Death As Irish Fell Side By Side
Kevin Myers describes the successful cooperation between units from pre-war Irish National Volunteers and the unit drawn from the Ulster Volunteer Force
An address given by Helen Skrine on 4 July 1998 at Bargy Castle at the rededication of the Bagenal Harvey memorial in Mayglass
Kelly the Boy from Killane
A poem by Patrick Joseph McAll
True Blue Irish meets the Real Thing
Elsje O'Rourke-Maassen describes her Irish experiences at an Alliance for Catholic Education class in the US
An Irish Timers editorial on Tony Blairís address to both houses of the Oireachtas
Crisis in Northern Ireland peace accord.
An Irish Times article on the difficulties faced in the continued pursuit of peace in the North
Garrett Fitzgerald a Former Taolseach Writes
A commentary on the recognition of Irish war veterans.
Agents of Influence
In homage to the subject of Tom Keneallyís book, Stuart Rintoul traces the indelible print of the Irish in Australia.
Caroline Norton and Erin
An essay by Kieran Dolin exploring the Irish links of Caroline Norton, a 19th century English writer whose husband brought an adultery law suit against the then Prime Minister.
'Speranza' - Oscar's Mother
Stephanie Green recounts some history of Oscar Wildeís mother who used the pen name "Speranza" and was said to have had an important part in the development of Wildeís facility for witty dialogue
The O'Donnell Irish Collection
Archivist Jane Carolan explains Melbourne Universityís Newman College collection of Dr Nicholas OíDonnell, born in 1862 in Victoria, of Irish parents who was not only a collector but a diligent reader in all areas of Irish history and culture.
Children and St Patrick
Colm OíDoherty tells of an Irish childhood preparing for Samhain and discoursing on St Patrick.
Remember the Irish Parliamentary Party
An Irish Times article recalls the work of the Irish Parliamentary Party whose fate "was the fate of historyís losers, their achievements were denigrated." But there are those who came to respect and value its contributions.
Yvonne L Fix, who was commended in the 1997 Literary prize for her story of a familyís plight during the famine in Mayo leading to reluctant and painful; emigration to the US.
Good Books Lately
Jenny Gifford reviews The Pines Hold Their Secrets by Jill Blee about a family who travel from Hobart to join their father on Norfolk Island.
Mary Hicks reviews A Marking of Fire by Alec Choate, a collection of poems, including some of the north of WA.
Ursula Frayne: a Biography by Kovesi Killerby is reviewed by Rita Farrell
Letters to the Chairman
A letter from President McAleese to Joe OíSullivan thanking the AIHA for their kindness during her recent visit and a further letter from David Trimble thanking the Association for its congratulatory letter on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Hibernamus in Hiberniae
Kevin Myers muses on the closeness of the Latin words "Hibernia" for Ireland and "hibernus" for winter but also noting that Ireland is at its best in winter.
The note on Parnellís whitehorn stick as it passed through the literary world to Seamus Heaney.
Alex Main talks on the patron saint of Scotland, Andrew, and his remote connection with that land.
From The Past
An article from the "WA Record" of 2 April 1904, describing the formation of the Celtic Club.
An Nollaig Christmas
A language lesson from Mary Richardson on the Irish Gaelic words of the Xmas season.
Centre For Irish Studies
Director Bob Reece on progress since the establishment of the Centre for Irish Studies
The Fenian Rising In Drogheda And The Aftermath
Ormande Waterís article on the Drogheda uprising in 1867 which saw many board the vessel "Hougoumount for a voyage to Fremantle.