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Breac - a new digitial journal of Irish studies launched by University of Notre Dame

Breac - a new digitial journal of Irish studies launched by University of Notre Dame | Montana Gael | Scoop.it

Breac (IPA: bʲɾʲak) is an Irish word layered with meaning. Primarily, it is the word for trout or speckled – like the flecks of color on a trout's back, it is to be dappled, spotted, checkered. It is the mixed and variegated of Hugo Hamilton's The Speckled People. But it also means to write, to carve, to illuminate, to ripen. It is the vellum pages of An Leabhar Breac and the insistent voice of Máirtín Ó Cadhain's Páipéir Bhána agus Páipéir Bhreaca. And in the accumulation of meaning, these two aspects, to write and to be speckled, are nearer in practice than they seem. This journal proceeds in such a manner: to write in splotches and specks, to balance the beauty of particularities in a medium that is open, interdisciplinary, and global.


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A Christmas Childhood by Patrick Kavanagh

A Christmas Childhood by Patrick Kavanagh | Montana Gael | Scoop.it

 

My father played the melodion

Outside at our gate;

There were stars in the morning east;

And they danced to his music.

Across the wild bogs his melodion called

To Lennons and Callans....

 


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Old favorite, in our wild bogs.

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