Reflection on grief

by Jimmy Ó Briain Billings Originally posted as an Instagram post Saudade; cianalas; joyful sorrows.. Sméara dubha in full fruit. Bláthanna fiáine blooming and busy with bees. Warmth from the sun on my skin as the first chill in the evening breeze viscerally reminds...

What does being ‘Irish’ mean?

What does being 'Irish' mean? by Jimmy Billings Originally posted as an Instagram post What does being ‘Irish’ mean? ‘Irish’ (an English word) is a culturally homogenising colonial identity that was made for us by the British following centuries of our Gaelic...