Presenting President Higgins with a copy of Gombeens at the Gate. It was a great honour for me and my co-author, James Kennelly, to spend time yesterday morning at Áras an Uachtaráin where we presented President Michael D. Higgins with a copy of our book Gombeens at the Gate. We were thrilled that President Higgins spent over an hour of his valuable time discussing the contents of the book with […]

Visit to Áras an Uachtaráin

  Poet Theo Dorgan launching Gombeens at the Gate. Last night, my co-author and friend Jim Kennelly and I launched our latest book Gombeens at the Gate: Renewing the Rising through Ideals, Character and Place. Gombeens at the Gate delves into the Rising and the Irish Revival that preceded and inspired it. Ireland today, although quick to pay lip service to 1916, is sadly lacking in idealism and character. We are stumbling along with […]

Book Launch ‘Gombeens at the Gate’