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The Broadsheet Book of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland (O’Brien Press), edited by Aidan Coughlan. Now out of print but available on Amazon and other online booksellers

This afternoon.

Via Sadhbh:

‘A chairde,

‘As a long time reader of your site I’m so sorry to see you shut down. I loved the lost bikes, Things That Looked Like Ireland, John Moyne’s Limericks, bringing DOB to task and many more important issues, then I stepped back from online activity and I left the site for a while but returned in 2020.

‘Thanks for being a breath of fresh air and a bastion of truth and a contrast to the narrative. It was very reassuring to know I was not alone. A sad day for journalism indeed.

‘I’ve never commented on the site but learnt so much from all sides of many a debate, and cannot understand my sorry state since you posted it the other day. I have shed many a tear since the news especially when reading this week’s comments. I really hope you can reform bigger and better and as many have already said in the last few days, fupp the begrudgers and the trolls!! I hope to see your next incarnation soon, you are badly needed.

‘Mile buíochas ó bhun mo chroí.

‘Beir Bua agus beannacht,


Pic via Amazon



This morning.

Martco writes:

‘I was very sorry to read about the passing of your excellent and important site of which I was a regular enough consumer of back in the day (‘14 – ‘19 thereabouts). I especially enjoyed learning about things ordinarily unseen unheard in the regular homogenised media…I also enjoyed the lighter items like bus p0rn, Frilly and her bakery adventures etc. etc. many of the commenters and contributors I’d imagine sharing a pint with of an evening.

‘I don’t know much about you and your crew but I do know that you created something I’d argue is indispensable – who does that now for the kids, Pat Kenny? I do hope on consideration there’s a Broadsheet redux in the future.

‘As the dogs say it best I’m attaching a pic (above) of my fella Maxx, who doesn’t do smart or profound, simply sez: “This ball is mine, gtf”’

Where is his muzzle?


Earlier: And Don’t It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue

She Outlived Ye

Everyone was there.


Whelan’s Dublin 2.

The launch of the Paddy Power Comedy festival, running from July 21-24. From top, left to right: Lorna Spaine and Wayne Lawlor; Anne Morrissey, Ciara Muller and Tara O Brien; Emman Idama; Njoki Gichinga and Reagan Dorian; Bren Berry and Paddy Power; Elaine Crowley; Emma Doran and Shane Daniel Byrne; Juustine Stafford and Kayleigh O Donoghue; Naoise Nunn & Deirdre O’Kane.

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Joyceans assemble.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

This year marks 100 years since the publication of James Joyce’s peerless modernist classic, Ulysses, and RTÉ will celebrate Bloomsday, June 16th, with a series of broadcasts, articles, and archive clips to mark the occasion, brought to you by RTÉ Drama on One.

The 1982 RTÉ complete dramatisation of Ulysses will be broadcast (for the third successive year) on June 16th and 17th on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, followed by the first streamed broadcast of all 15 stories from Dubliners, and Joyce’s only extant play Exiles.

A dedicated section (at link below) includes the podcasts of the unabridged RTÉ Players production of Ulysses, as well as the companion series, Reading Ulysses, the new RTÉ documentary 100 Years Of Ulysses, and the Walking Out audio series featuring Irish writers on Joyce’s masterpiece. It also features numerous long reads exploring various aspects of Joyce’s work, alongside a collection of clips from RTÉ Archives.

Ulysses at 100 (RTE)


Duke Street, Dublin 2.

Charlie Bird at the launch of a book published in his honour ‘Climb Every Mountain – Charlie Bird’s Marriage Equality journey’ with above from left: co-editor Yvonne Judge and designer Kate Horgan in the Dublin Pride Pop Up Hub.

Climb Every Mountain is self published and has been made to thank Charlie Bird for his ‘work and friendship with the LGBTQ+ family in Ireland’.

All proceeds go to BELONGto and The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA)

Buy here

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