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Niall McArdle
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The great Roger Moore, the suavest 007 there ever was, has passed away. It seems apt to repost this fluffcast that I made about his first Bond film, the glorious Live and Let Die.   You can read my appreciation of the film here.

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Now this is how to do a trailer. Just the other day, I was watching this very interesting video about how to make a good movie trailer. Woodshock stars Kirsten Dunst and appears to be about her character wandering around the woods, standing by the water’s…

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I haven’t been blogging much recently because I’ve been trying to stay away from the Internet and do some serious writing. Not that the Internet isn’t home to some serious writing … of course it is. It’s just also home to nonsense like this and this and…

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Roger Ebert used to always say it’s never a good sign of a movie that it reminds you of other, better films you’d rather be watching. So it was with me on Sunday night as I sat through the spectacular-looking, spectacularly boring, mercifully brief Ghost…

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Banshee – /ˈbænʃiː/ BAN-shee, Modern Irish bean sí, from Old Irish: ban síde: Female spirit who heralds the death of a family member by shrieking or keening.  Banshee – /ˈbænʃiː/ BAN-shee: Irish literary journal, softcover, 113 pages, containing poetry,…

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And just like that … the Begorrathon is over for another year Thank you to all the bloggers who took part. Cathy and I had a grand old time reading all the wonderful posts. With over 100 posts on everything from James Joyce to Glenn Patterson, Elizabeth…

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So here we, round the bend and the final leg, the finish line in sight. With only a few days left in March, it’s time to get those Reading Ireland posts in. Some housekeeping announcements: The Hennessy Literary Awards take place tomorrow evening in…

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No building is too grand or too humble for the IAA, so here you'll find plans for many of the country's great historic buildings as well as modest cottages, churches, shops and farms.

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Of course, it’s still cold and wet in Dublin … and the wind is fierce … But still … And any excuse to play this is welcome … Or read this … A light exists in spring Not present on the year At any other period. When March is scarcely here A color stands…

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Poet Stephen James Smith was commissioned by the St Patrick’s Festival Festival to write a poem in response to the theme of this year’s festival.
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