Monthly Archives: March 2013

Michael Collins

For those not familiar with Irish history…. Liam Neeson played the role of Michael Collins in the eponymous film. Great movie. Perfect day to watch it. Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rae and Alan Rickman each gave a brilliant performance.

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“Sláinte!” to Ireland

You’ve probably seen the phrase “Erin Go Bragh” hanging in a pub somewhere in your travels. It’s the anglicized version of the Irish Éirinn go Brách. The English spelling is meaningless. The Irish Gaelic phrase Éirinn go Brách roughly means … Continue reading

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I do believe, I do believe in fairies

After visiting Zena Bernstein’s Studio on Horse Thief Bay in the Thousand Islands region near the border of Canada and the USA you could find yourself believing in fairies. Irish poet W.B. Yeats once noted that if you ask the Irish if they … Continue reading

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A Dancer’s Life

There’s a rhythmic pounding in the room, like a tribal drumming. It marks the beat for young dancers performing flamenco on stage at the Domino Theatre. It’s part of the School of Dance Let It Snow performance. The flowing arms … Continue reading

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