A Publication of the Australian Irish Heritage Association

Volume 9 Number 2

Winter 2001


Life Membership

Joe and Zena Life Membership

Bottles for Sixpence

by Leonie Harrison the Stories Category winner of the Catalpa Prize about the painful and confusing years of adolescence

Brown Bread

by Jackie Hunt an equal winner in the essay section of the Catalpa Writers Prize about the poorer quality of Australian flour

Separated at Birth

by Steve Quinn, an equal winner in the essay category of the Catalpa Writers about the tribulations of being Irish but not born there.

Sweet Basil

by Andrew Rate, the winner in the Poetry category of the Catalpa Prize

W. B. Yeats

by Dennis Haskell. The Nobel museum collaborated with two renowned magazines to honour the creative spirit of the Nobel Prize and one of the 13 articles commissioned was WB Years and Dennis Haskell was chosen to write it in recognition of his status as a world authority on the Poet.

The Escape of the Fenians

on 17 April 1876 is recounted by Ormande Waters in the form of a traditional ballad, story and song.

Bilingual Education in Ireland.

The introduction from Tom O’Donoghue’s book as the subject of a talk given by him on 17 June 2001

WB Yeats

is the talk given by Colm O’Doherty at the "Ireland of the Arts" symposium on 1 July 2001

Tom Gusmao

is from an interview with the wife of Xanana Gusmao about how the name "tom" chosen for their child was because of Tom Hyland, chiefly responsible for putting the cause of East Timor on the map in Ireland.

The Ballad of the Mutiny of "the devil’s Own"

composed by "Forty" Walsh in Dagshai Prison about the dilemmas of Irish troops in the British Army when the Black and Tans were busy in Ireland.

The Women Writers of Ireland.

Alice Bain reports on the talk given by Mary Breen of University College Cork at the Wentworth Hotel on 289 April 2001.

Ronan Tynan of the Irish Tenors.

A story of a remarkable man who is one of the 3 Irish Tenors, a physician by profession and a double amputee who became a champion athlete

The Kilt

is not a Traditional Irish Garment argues that the kilt was not worn in Ireland until late in the 19th Century by people with a mistaken belief that it had an Irish tradition

Not in Front of the Servants.

Olive Sharkey continues her exploration of the social history of the Irish Country House in describing The Groom

Scotch Corner

In Scotch Corner, Alex Main writes in defence of the noble kilt as the sartorial inventiveness of the ancient Scots and declines to answer the usual question about the wearing of the kilt, lest it reveal National secrets

A Fine Old Irish Stew

by Brenda Maddox expounds on the increasing growth of Irish studies in University curricula around the world.

Good Books Lately

"Stoker’s Submarine" by Fred and Elizabeth Brenchley

"The Turning Wave. Poems and Songs of Irish Australia" compiled and edited by Colleen Z Burke and Vincent Woods


Poems "The Mother" by Padraig Pearse and "Ireland" by Francis Ledwidge.

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