Reading Owen Sheers’ Calon, I came across a quotation from Seamus Heaney’s Postscript that Sheers uses to describe the experience of the Welsh rugby supporter emotionally buffeted by the vagaries of the national team: ‘to catch the heart off guard and blow it open’. I was struck by the surprise, thrill and implied violence of the description and it made me seek Heaney’s poem to understand the context of the quotation. read more…Sunday, 25 August, 2019
Fearghus appointed Deputy Chair of the Arts Council
In January 2019, The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D appointed Fearghus Deputy Chair of the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.