Herein you will find over a thousand descriptive links to absorbing and dazzling examples of Irish Culture, including the usual favourites such as art, history, literature, cinema, mythology, flora, fauna and genealogy, but also its commerce, religions, government, science and technology. It’s a living compendium of modern as well as ancient Ireland – many sites are stunningly illustrated – created with loving care by hundreds of experts and expert enthusiasts alike.
Of late, I’ve illustrated the pages with images. My thanks to all the photographers who made their images available under a Creative Commons license/licence.
This is a non-commercial, altruistic project. I compiled it for myself, and offer it to you.
I’m a writer. My main publications are the novels The Fisher Child (London, Picador, 2001), The Water Star (Picador, 1999), and The Fabulists (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 1994/ London, Serif Books, 1995). A fourth poetry collection, Dialogue in Fading Light, was published by New Island Books in November 2005.
I’ve compiled these links over the years for my own use, and several years ago created Irish Culture Guide. It was getting a little jaded and unmanageable, so I’ve now moved it to WordPress as Irish Culture.
It’s an ongoing project.