Dysert O’Dea

  When I was 11 years old, my father took me to Ireland for the first time.  I was not aware at the time that I was accompanying my father on a mission. This professional Irish-American, my father, was going … [more]

A Thin Place

Glendalough is situated in the Wicklow Mountains in the southeast of Ireland, a little over an hour ‘s drive south of Dublin.  Glendalough’s two lakes, (lough in Irish), which lie in the valley, (glen in Irish), have been a destination of… [more]

Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman

When I was studying James Joyce’s work as an undergraduate, I was introduced to Richard Ellman’s definitive text entitled James Joyce. I also discovered that Ulysses is simultaneously one of the most talked about novels as well as one of the least-read novels… [more]