Substantial retrospective drawing on the life's work of a distinguished poet celebrating his 80th year, with a new sequence bridging three centuries to evoke the voice of the Quaker James Nayler, who was abominably punished for 'horrid blasphemy'. Poetry Book Society Special Commendation.
Towards the end of the 20th century, the decades of abuse and neglect perpetrated in Ireland's comprehensive carceral network began finally to be exposed. The mistreatment endured by children and others on the margins of Irish society, notably women, in these orphanages, reformatory schools, industrial schools, psychiatric hospitals, County Homes, Mother and Baby Homes, adoption agencies and Magdalene Laundries now attracts increasing investigation and scholarship.
This book invites you to consider, if as a church, we are part of the unnoticed, the unrecognised and the forgotten that makes us feel their pain and humiliation. This book helps us to discover the paschal ('pass over') significance of the cross as a response to the suffering that sears many lives today.
Up until the middle of the 20th century, Dublin had hundreds of tall industrial free-standing chimneys, puffing out smoke and fumes, serving the boilers and steam-engines of factories, laundries, hospitals and other institutions. With the advent of cheap and plentiful electricity, the chimneys became redundant, and were often demolished to save on maintenance costs or to secure some extra space in the factory yard.
This latest book from Maurice Curtis is an exploration of some of the key themes in Irish history from the 1916 Rising until 1996. In the process, we will discover an independent Ireland that swung from reaction to revival and how Irish nationality was projected and the State consolidated, through aspects of its history and heritage.
Hannah Daly is a paediatric Occupational Therapist and an advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner who is profoundly dyslexic, dyspraxic and has sensory processing disorder. She has multiple university degrees, but still cannot read or write.
This unflinching memoir looks back at a decade of love and loss, of mothering, identity and ultimately healing. An ode to friendship, home and the extraordinary healing powers of immersing yourself in the natural world, especially the ocean.