A Publication of the Australian Irish Heritage Association
Volume 7 Number 2
From the President's Desk
Anzac Day and St Patrick's Day
The Spirit of Irish Literature
Dennis Haskell muses on Irish Culture and why it is so
Irish Anticipations of Botany Bay
Bob Reece continues the article about Irish convicts transported to Australia
Tom Kearns writes on the unexpected death of a wonderful friend
Good books lately
Brian Moore: The Chameleon Novelist by Denis Sampson
The Great Shame: A Story of the Irish in the Old World and the New by Thomas Keneally
The Atlantic Celts Ancient People Or Modern Invention by Simon James
An Irish Childhood
Brenda O'Carroll speaks on Peter Sheridan's autobiography 44 - A Dublin Memoir
RTE right to retain its Angelus bell
Garry O'Sullivan speaks on the debate about RTEís independence from organised religion, notwithstanding the Angelus broadcast
Alex Main writes that "In the Celtic cultures of the world, women have always been the strong people"
A commemoration of the escape of the Fenian sextet.
'A Living Museum'
The dedication of Fremantle Prison as a living museum, including acknowledging the role of the Irish in colony building
Bill Coffey's nomination and a story on the international Brendan winner, Jim Stynes.
John Boyle O'Reilly
Branded a traitor 130 years ago the push is on to restore the honour of an Irish folk hero, writes David Reardon
The 1999 John Boyle O'Reilly Commemoration
Ormonde Waters writes on the 11th annual commemoration of an extremely charismatic character
John Boyle O'Reilly
Dr Geoff Gallop explains how we can learn a great deal from the short but eventful life of JB.
The Miracles of Lourdes
Jim Leavesley reflects on the fact that whatever sceptics may assert about Lourdes it does give comfort and hope to the ill
Irish Famine Commemorative Literary Prize
Explanation of the 1988 awards
Correspondence, 17 March 1998
Patricia O'Heareís poetry prize winning poem
The control of activity
Robyn Smithís prize winning essay
Episode in a Drought
Winner of the short fiction prize, by Marjorie Ward
Images of the Heritage Dinner
Some fine photos
Ancient stone road found in Ireland
Arturo Rolla reports on the discovery of a cobblestone road which is causing some rethink of Irish history.
When poetry and piping rhyme
John Kelly writes of the unique film collaboration between Seamus Heaney and Liam OíFlynn
Farewell to Australia
Noel McLachlan writes on some history of the ballad of the Catalpa
From the bridge at Oughterard Co. Galway, watching salmon leaping and skittling across the boiling waters
The Scots hope the election for their first Parliament in three centuries will produce a new, self confident Scottish enlightenment.
The South American Irish
Brian McGinn tells us that it is not true that the Irish created all the naval services in South America ñ "they had help from the odd Scots or Englishman."
Sue O'Sullivan explains that Joan Walsh-Smith creates wondrous shapes in wood, bronze, water, copper, clay, steel, each with a spirit of its own.
Mary Richardson explains conversational greetings in Gaelic
A tribute to a distinguished West Australian whose work is unique in the panorama of Australian art.
Chris Ryder explains the struggle for recognition of Ulster-Scots as a language
Brain Corr on Gerry Adamís visit to Australia
Enter the Euro
Brenda O'Carroll on the single European currency
The Lady's Maid
More from Olive Sharkey in the series "Not in From of the Servants" ñ the Ladyís Maid
From the Past
Continuing the articles from the previous Journal of excerpts from JN Brewerís 1826 book "The beauties of Ireland".