Category: culture

Poetry Book Launch

My very talented sister-in-law, Aifric MacAodha, launched her first poetry collection on Thursday 3rd June 2010.  It has nothing to do with fencing épée but as I designed the book’s cover for her (see left) and it coincided with our…

Putting The Sword Back Into Politics*

Flame-haired Former Fencer Flattens First Minister Naomi Long Elected MP for East Belfast In the biggest upset of the general election in Northern Ireland, Alliance Party leader Naomi Long has beaten the Democratic Unionist Party leader and First Minister of…

Épée at the Opera

To the Gaiety Theatre for what may well have been the last ever production by Opera Ireland, Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette.  In the current economic unpleasantness there have been suggestions that the main opera companies in Ireland be amalgamated into…

Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas one and all, and all the best for 2010. In the meantime, here’s a short Christmas message from Ireland’s only Oscar contender this year: