Éagóir — a new and fascinating book of injustice. Maolra Seoige from Mám Trasna in Conamara was tried for murder in a language he didn’t understand.
He was convicted and hanged in the wrong — he was innocent of the crime.
The case from 1882 is pieced together brilliantly by Seán Ó Cuirreáin. And I read lots of books on babyfood, babysleep, baby development, baby… (we had our first baby last June!)
I watched Requiem for the American Dream, the Noam Chomsky documentary on Netflix recently — no special effects, no bells and whistles, but a great argument well made.
I saw the 1916 exhibition at Galway City Museum recently — so much info about so many from my own area who travelled so far on foot or on bicycle to see if they could participate in the Rising. Exceptionally interesting.
Mostly on FM radio — even when I run (or should that be ‘used to run’, at this stage?).
I recently heard ‘Suo Gan’ again recently. It’s a Welsh lullaby I first heard in the film Empire of the Sun. Google it — you’ll love it!
Connaughtman’s Rambles — my father is a great musician and played regularly at ‘get-togethers’ at home — still does! Most people are moved in some way by trad music.
As a penniless student living in Paris in 2001, a mate from Cork City convinced me to travel home on ‘trains planes, and automobiles’ to watch Bob Dylan in Nowlan Park in Kilkenny, ‘for the last time’.
A long night out, great fun.
At the moment, I try and catch some matches in Euro 2016. There’s something carnival-esque about the Euros and the World Cups.
Current affairs aside, I love listening to sports commentary on the weekends.
I love the atmosphere it conjures up. Also Game On on 2FM, The Blue of the Night on Lyric with Carl Corcoran, and Sinéad ar Maidin on RTÉ RnaG.
When I first started working in RTÉ I remember seeing Ray Houghton on campus and wanting to personally thank him for the goal in Giants Stadium against Italy in the World Cup.
None of my clothes are expensive — I hunt for bargains and convince myself I’ve got great value and and am well turned out — a daily delusion.
What you use, and what you use it for: I use Twitter and LinkedIn to source information or people, for work mostly.
Carers — parts of our health system would collapse if they weren’t so heroic.
And the volunteers from all types of clubs who organise events for children every weekend — they’re driven... and often driven crazy by the kids.
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