It’s about Eddie, a guy I met at the Ballinasloe Horse Fair a couple of years ago. I was intrigued by his tough guy look when I first saw him but found a totally different character when I said ‘Hello’. Never judge a book ‘n’ all that…
A video featuring people who have made Ireland their home to showcase a new exhibition at the Little Museum of Ireland reflecting on ‘the relationship between victims of the Great Famine and people from all over the world who seek shelter in Ireland today’.
Leave to Remain:Refugees in Ireland 1847-2017 (until April 29) includes photographs by Serbian artist Vukasin Nedeljkovic, recording his experience of direct provision for three years.
1980s ‘woonball’ housing in the Dutch municipality of Hertogenbosch, north-west of Eindhoven.
Designed by the late Dutch artist and architect Dries Kreijkamp and still fully occupied 35 years on, the 5.5m diameter PVC bubbles of the ‘Bolwoningen’ sit on cast concrete plinths with an internal staircases connecting two bedrooms on the bottom floor, a kitchen and bathroom on the first and living space with a panoramic view up top.
Happy International Poetry Day to BS Readers. Above is the awesome John Cooper Clarke – (playing Ireland again in April). Image is my own (Seamus Heaney’s last words – off Richmond Street South, Dublin 2 – by Maser)….