Category: Ireland

Interlitq U.S. General Editor Neil Langdon Inglis Announces Recent Republication, by White Crow Books, of “The Power of Dr...





U.S. General Editor Neil Langdon Inglis wishes to announce the recent republication, by White Crow Books, of “The Power of Dreams” (originally published by HarperCollins Ltd in 1987).[i] In it, the Irish journalist and historian Brian Inglis (1916-1993)[ii] reviews the literature on dreams as well as their precognitive, inspirational, and creative functions. His survey extends from laboratory research into REM sleep to reports of personal experiences by intellectuals of the past and members of the general public from the present day. In his personal quest to spread the word about the supernatural (for him, the major underreported news story of his era), Brian Inglis launched his own personal investigations in the 1970s with a primary interest in a handful of supermen and superwomen supposedly endowed with extraordinary gifts accessible to a select few. This odyssey led Inglis, as the years progressed, to a more nuanced conclusion—reflective of our common humanity—namely, that supernatural powers remain a force inside us all, an insufficiently tapped resource affording boundless opportunities.

The U.K. has a rich tradition of scholarly non-academic historians (Roy Jenkins, Winston Churchill, Paul Johnson): Inglis is worthy of admission to this pantheon. In his forthcoming article—the latest in an exclusive series for—Neil Langdon Inglis ponders his father’s complex legacy.


[ii] Best known for presenting the Granada TV weekly documentary “All Our Yesterdays” in the 1960s.

Eavan Boland, Consulting Editor for Interlitq, Passes Away at the Age of 75

Eavan Boland
24 September 1944 – 27 April 2020


April 27, 2020

Eavan Boland was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1944. Her father was a diplomat and her mother was an expressionist painter.

At the age of six, Boland and her family relocated to London, where she first encountered anti-Irish sentiment. She later returned to Dublin for school, and she received her B.A. from Trinity College in 1966. She was also educated in London and New York.

Her books of poetry include New Collected Poems (W.W. Norton & Co., 2008), Domestic Violence, (2007), Against Love Poems (2001), The Lost Land (1998), An Origin Like Water: Collected Poems 1967-1987 (1996), In a Time of Violence (1994), Outside History: Selected Poems 1980-1990 (1990), The Journey and Other Poems (1986), Night Feed (1982), and In Her Own Image (1980).

In addition to her books of poetry, Boland is also the author of Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time (W. W. Norton, 1995), a volume of prose, After Every War (Princeton, 2004), an anthology of German women poets, and she co-edited The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (with Mark Strand; W. W. Norton & Co., 2000).

Her awards include a Lannan Foundation Award in Poetry, an American Ireland Fund Literary Award, a Jacob’s Award for her involvement in The Arts Programme broadcast on RTÉ Radio, and an honorary degree from Trinity.

In 2015, her poem “Quarantine” about the Great Famine was among the ten poems shortlisted for RTE’s selection of Ireland’s favourite poems of the last 100 years.

Video/ Discover Ireland – James Joyce Centre

Video/ Discover Ireland – James Joyce Centre.

The house was built in 1784 by Francis Ryan for Valentine Brown, the Earl of Kenmare, who used it as his townhouse. The plasterwork here was done by Michael Stapleton, one of the finest stuccadores of the time. The house was given special mention by Constantine Curran in his book Dublin Decorative Plasterwork of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, and the photographs he took were essential to the restoration of the house. Curran was also a close friend of Joyce’s. It is located at 35 North Great George’s Street, Dublin.


Podcast/ Alastair McIntosh – Scottish writer on Trump, Gaelic, ecology & culture


Podcast/ Alastair McIntosh – Scottish writer on Trump, Gaelic, ecology & culture.

Alastair McIntosh is a well-known Scottish author, Quaker, environmental activist and visiting professor at the University of Glasgow. Born and raised on the isle of Lewis of the west coast of Scotland, the birth place of Donald Trump’s mother, Alastair is a passionate voice for change on land reform, cultural renewal, climate change and global peace and justice. ……….. About the podcast The Love and Courage podcast features interviews with inspirational people who are making a real difference in the world today. Guests are typically people passionate about social justice, and who have demonstrated courage and conviction in their lives. Host Ruairí McKiernan is leading Irish social innovator, campaigner, writer and public speaker. He is the founder of the pioneering youth organization, and helped set-up the Uplift and the A Lust For Life non-profits. In 2012 the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins appointed Ruairí to the Council of State, a national constitutional advisory body whose members include all current and former leaders of the country. Ruairí is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Fulbright fellowship, and he contributes regularly to the media on youth, health, community and social justice issues. …………….. Subscribe, download, rate and review via iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, YouTube and please spread the word. If you are new to podcasts and have an iPhone, simply use the podcast app on your phone. On Android phones, using the Google Play App download an podcast app such as Podcast Republic and search for ‘Love and Courage’ and then click subscribe. Download each episode individually, subscribe for updates and sign-up for email announcements about new guests and episodes.   …………….. Web: Twitter:     @loveandcourage  Facebook: Instagram: Linkedin:… Soundcloud: Youtube:…