Lost in Translatione by Sarah Caulfield (Mays XXIV)

Lost in Translatione by Sarah Caulfield   Latin is a closed door to me. I was born in the years where Catholicism’s devotion to it wanted; I think of it as foreshadowing. The past is prologue and Latin is old money and I wasn’t Even…

On Colm Tóibín’s “Brooklyn”

by Sabhbh Curran Brooklyn draws together some of Tóibín’s favourite themes – national identity, Catholicism and the changing role of Irish women – in a quiet and understated coming of age story. 1950s Enniscorthy provides few opportunities for Eilis to find and job or husband;…

Seaware by Sarah Byrne (Mays XXIV)

Seaware by Sarah Byrne   I prise the barnacles from the dishes on the starboard side of our Belfast sink. I lean over this white kitchen crib, want to unstack my own ware: my bones, my ribs, want to rinse them one by one till…